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Which of These Are Amalek

By Gldmeier @gldmeier

I am sorry, but I no longer know who I am supposed to kill.
About six months ago one influential rabbi called Dati Leumi people "Amalek" .
And yesterday a different influential rav, one close with Rav Shteinman, called followers of Rav Shmuel Auerbach and the Yerushalmi Litvishe group "descendants of Amalek". (source: Kikar)
Maybe they are cousins.
I am at a loss. How do I decide which is really amalek? Do I have a mitzva to be machmir and kill both, just in case? Maybe we apply the concept of "Eilu vEilu Divrei Elokim Chaim" and assume they are both right? Would killing both be a chumra or a kula?
Note: I do not advocate the killing of any of these people. It just seems to be what the rabbis are telling us to do. It seems people don't know how to behave and talk in any way that is not extreme and outrageous..


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