Sunday, January 12, 2014
When the Jew Must Fight
Four weeks later, when Amalek pounced on the Jews, Moshe tells his people "Go out and fight Amalek!" (Ex.17:9)
Why should Jews sometimes let God do the fighting for them, while other times Jews must put up a fight?
Depends on the enemy's agenda. Egyptians wanted to take the Jews back to slavery. Amalek, on the other hand, sought to prevent Jews from their association with Torah.
Whenever a Jew confronts that which would prevent him from learning Torah, he must fight off this enemy!