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Who and Where is Amalek Today?

by Yossi Katz

The Midrash relates: Cursed are the wicked. They occupy their time with ideas about how to destroy the Jews, with each one vying for the honor of having the best idea. Esav ridiculed Cain for killing Abel during Adam’s lifetime. If Cain wanted the whole world for himself, he should have realized that Adam was still alive and could have more children. Esav was not going to make that mistake. He would wait until Yitzchok’s death and then kill Yaakov. Later, it was Pharaoh’s turn to laugh at Esav. Didn’t Esav know that Yaakov could have children before Yitzchok died? Nothing would be gained by killing Yaakov if he had offspring that would survive him. Pharaoh thought himself smarter than Esav. He would kill every Jewish male at birth. Centuries later it was Pharaoh’s turn to be thought a fool, by Haman. Didn’t Pharaoh understand that even if one Jewish male remained he could father the nation anew? Haman’s plan was to kill them all!

The Midrash concludes by teaching that in the future, Gog and Magog will deride Haman. Didn’t Haman know that the Jews have a Father in Heaven Who will never let them be destroyed as long as they do His bidding? So they will first do battle with God by keeping the Jews from observing the Torah and mitzvot. This will enable them to destroy the Jews. But God’s response to this is clear: “I have many messengers whom I can send into battle. But the war against Gog and Magog I shall wage Myself. Their destruction shall be complete”  (Esther Rabbah 7:23.)

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Today, though Amalek definitely and unfortunately exists, we cannot say with certainty who, or where, all of them are. However, there is a noteworthy exception. When Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany visited Jerusalem during his journey to the Holy Land almost all the religious leaders of Jerusalem came to the city gates to greet him. Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld (d.1932), the spiritual leader of Ashkenazic Jewry in Israel at that time, did not go. When asked about his refusal he answered that although the Kaiser himself was deserving of the honor bestowed upon him, “I have a tradition that Germany is Amalek.”

The Amalek Within
Our Sages teach that God says to the Jews, “If you do not remember Amalek, you will be sent back to the bondage of Egypt”  (Pesikta Rabati 12). This is exhibited frequently on a personal level. The modus operandi that Amalek has always used in attacking the Jews can be described in a word: Devious. He gets the international community embroiled in some sort of political or military conflict for example, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait or he gets Jews to engage in some worthy cause “civil rights”  all with one goal in mind: The annihilation of the Jews. Amalek has the same numerical value (240) as “safek”, doubt (B’nei Yissaschar, Purim). The Amalek that is omnipresent today are the questions and doubts that we have regarding our faith. This includes the uncertainties, confusion and troubles we face when we lack proper direction and advice. When we strengthen ourselves in true faith in God, we overpower the Amalek within.

Reb Noson writes that Amalek corresponds to burning lust, the strife between husband and wife, between a person and his community and the hatred directed against the true tzaddikim (Likutey Halakhot, Minchah 7:20).

An additional aspect of Amalek that is prevalent today: False leaders.
“The Torah writes, [Amalek] smote the hindmost among you” (Deuteronomy 25:18). Our Sages teach: “[Amalek] separates the tails and throws them high (Tanchuma, Ki Taytze 10). Reb Noson writes: “Amalek found a clever way to destroy the Jewish nation. ‘He takes the tails,’  people of little or no stature  and ‘throws them high’ makes them into Jewish leaders (Likutey Halakhot, Shabbat, 5:9). Thus, the Jewish people have been fooled into thinking that their leaders are men of stature when in reality many of them are ordinary people who lack the ability to guide. A nation without proper leaders is easily misled, and so many unsuspecting and misguided Jews end up living a life devoid of real Jewish meaning.

Yet another face of Amalek that plagues us today is forgetfulness (ibid., Aveidah u’Metzia 1:3). We forget God’s goodness, the countless times He’s helped us in many ways, large and small (ibid., Nachlot 4:12). This leads to our forgetting about God, the Torah and mitzvot, and even the Mashiach, who will bring
the Ultimate Redemption. Perhaps, since Amalek represents forgetfulness, we’re instructed to remember what he did. Even though we don’t know which individuals today are Amalekites, the mitzvah to remember the evil, ruthless and cruel behavior they personify, remains. This mitzvah is fulilled when we recite the passage in Deuteronomy 25, verses 17-19. This is done communally on the Sabbath preceding Purim. Some have a custom of saying these verses daily (see Sha’ar HaKavannot, Inyan Yotzer Or, p.119)

Ultimately, Amalek will be destroyed. He will be set upon by thieves who will leave him penniless (Tana d’Bei Eliyahu Raba 24) Then God Himself will battle Amalek, exposing him for the sinner that he is before removing him from the face of the earth (Tana d’Bei Eliyahu Zuta 19). May this take place quickly, in our lifetime, Amen.

מאמרים קשורים


Kaylene May 14, 2012 - 5:14 am

I’m not Jewish but I found this article very helpful in my quest to learn more about the Bible and understand the events and the people of that time. I alwsys heard about the Amalekites but didn’t understand who they were… Thank you for the explanation! And I do agree if we don’t strengthen our faith in God everyday then we provide an entry way for the Amalekite mindset to enter and take over… And unfortunately it seems like the Amalekite mindset has already taken over in the minds of millions and dare I even say billions of People on the earth

Tiki September 21, 2019 - 11:49 pm

Would you say the employers that will not hire me in my health field due to my Sabbath observance are from Amalek?

The Signpost April 6, 2023 - 2:17 am

It doesn’t matter what other people’s opinion is, you cannot just assume they are Amalek, the descendants of Esau, just because they will not allow you your chosen day off! I see so many assumptions here without specific evidence! Labels attached to a people’s can and often are wrong and very dangerous!

Rajive Patel December 19, 2019 - 3:04 pm

No that’s not his name,

Rachel November 6, 2021 - 10:51 am

No . He’s a Greek pagan blood sacrifice. If he was God he wouldn’t have to go to hell for our sins . Or be sitting at the right hand of God . Or say he can do nothing without his father ? If he was the same yesterday today and tommorow and he is God then he would be in the Old Testament. God is not a liar he does not change . Jesus Christ the father the Holy Spirit ? 3 gods? How do u get 3 in 1. The bible has been infiltrated and many are waiting for a saviour. No saviour only a narrow path . You me will be judged by the Almighty Heavenly Father creator of All things . You shall have no other God but me . If u worship a sacrifice who says he’s sitting on the right hand of GOD he ain’t god and the 10 commandments are what we should follow .

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peter August 28, 2012 - 12:07 pm

I am also not jewish, but I have always been under the impression the German was decended from the assyrian, in fact most historians who followed the Assyrian migration say the same, they ended up in Germany.

lois October 28, 2015 - 7:06 pm

I am a white woman.

Amalekites are of the Arabs, from what I understand.

From my understanding, from anthropologists, there are three ethnic groups, white, black, yellow…the browns are evidently a cross of one or more.

Germany was/is a Christian nation, this is why the enemy serpent seed wants to destroy it. The U.S. is much of a repeat. The European nations, generally speaking the white Judeo/Christian nations of the world are of the 10 tribes of Israel.

As the Bible says, Ishmael (Arab nations) will forever be against others, and others against them. They will fight amongst themselves. Russia is of Esau. Both Ishmael and Russia are angry because we received the birthright over them.

The serpent seed, I believe has mixed in the world.

Kali August 25, 2019 - 3:00 pm

lol…..I can’t stop laughing at your ignorance

Roxanne Tomlin November 8, 2020 - 3:36 pm

What do you think about the new Vice President her name is Kamala ……. I understand Names have great meaning !

Lisa Thrush September 24, 2012 - 5:55 pm

I am not Jewish but I find this extremely interesting. Thank you

Cheryl November 15, 2012 - 2:51 pm

I am a Christian and a proponent of Israel. You are right. We need to remember God’s faithfulness. Nehemiah and many others reminded Israel of God’s faithfulness and words. God is worthy of our love and respect!

Shireen December 1, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Thank you! I will reading more of your commentaries and teachings. I am a Christian and a fervent student of the Bible. I have a heart for Israel and the Jewish faith. It is my history. We have to know the past, and understand there is present danger for those who do not have true faith in God.

anon February 11, 2013 - 10:56 pm


This is a Courageous text!! I absolutely agree with what is being proposed- that “misleading Jews” form proper observance of Mitzvot, and the Torah Lifestyle as a necessity is one of the most effective ways to wage war against Hashem and the Covenant! I also very regrettably must agree that self-anointed “leaders” and corrupt leadership well serve the cause of Amalek, the destruction of True Holiness, and the feilment of Torah, Haggadah. Aggadah, and the 613 MItzvot. Amalek has a supreme hold in this world, and the ability to perceive, with unfortunately bitterness, the corruption that seems to have taken hold, is profoundly agonizing.

Allan Serour June 9, 2013 - 6:16 pm

is very clear that the germans are amalekites.

rudy leregger April 18, 2015 - 11:22 pm

This is such ********.
Pure fantasy and not a shred of actual evidence.
No wonder we are in such a mess with stupid people believing
fantasies that support whatever culture or religion they acquired
from other superstitions and ignorant people.

How can we have a peaceful world if we carry such baggage
in this day and age ?

Listen to John Lennon’s song : ” let there be no religion…”

Yossi Katz April 19, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Hi Rudy,

Firstly, please confirm what you are disputed as lacking evidence. Various archaeological have confirmed the accounts of the bible. Do you dispute whether or not they ever existed as a nation? I don’t see why this is so difficult to believe. The only difficult part is tracing what happened to them.

In fact, the more we study history, the more we see history repeating itself, dispute whatever modern notion society has of being somehow different now. People make the same mistakes over and over again. This isn’t called superstition. I would actually argue that the reason this world isn’t peaceful is because we don’t learn the lessons of time and apply the solutions however difficult or unpopular they may be.

As far as John Lennon goes, he was naïve. Everyone has a religion, some are God-based and some are based on other ideals, be they secular ideals. Hippies also had their own religion. Everyone has a belief system or else life has no purpose. It may just be physical pleasure, but fine – that is what you believe in. I choose to believe in a set of beliefs that have been passed down person to person for thousands of years. I believe that man is fallible and will continue to waver to popular opinion. Only God can give us a belief system that is true.

Be well!

ANNE MARIE ROCAFORT March 9, 2018 - 12:27 pm


Amal September 1, 2018 - 7:43 pm

If you are saying that the Amalakites could be anyone – it could be within the Jewish faith. I’d be interested to know if anyone believes they could be the Zionist Nation? I have a great respect for Judaism and the faith, however I believe the Zionist are a whole different people. I am a non-practicing Muslim, I believe in one G_D. I believe in the Ten Commandments. I believe the rest is man made. G_D is Love. I am not naive and realize that there are extremists that want to eliminate the Jewish people, but that is no excuse to kill innocent people while trying to capture the guilty. There was a time muslims protected and accepted Jews as their friends and neighbors at a time when they were persecuted and had no where to turn except Palestine. You have to ask yourself, what and who caused all this hatred among them?

Joe May 22, 2016 - 3:12 am

Lol,if you believe John Lennons song is the answer to peace,then you’re more delusional than I thought.

NomoreHalfMeasures November 2, 2020 - 11:27 am

Well Germans settled everywhere in Europe and were a huge chunk of American settlers/immigrants for quite some time. That being said they are ‘genoziding’ the white European race simply already because we are the only ones that are dangerous to them, the rest will be a mutt slave race to serve them. That’s literally their ideology and that’s what they are working towards since the dawn of time.

GumBoocho May 2, 2016 - 4:29 pm

The picture I see of Amalek in the Tanach is a bunch of low-life scoundrel cowardly opportunists who attack the weak. The Germans seem to me quite different, hard-working intellectuals who marched forth vs other European armies, not merely ambushing the weak. I see resemblance between the modern so-called “Palestinians” & Amalek; & IMHO Israel has not done well to fail to exterminate them or chase them out of the land. They are as thorns in Israel’s side. Peace requires that they be exterminated or sent across the Jordan (or to wherever).

Shira November 10, 2019 - 7:33 pm

Oh yes, the valiant Germans who worked so hard to murder Jews and other “untermenschen” (anyone East of Poland). What valiant heroes you’ve made for yourself!

Sage Kerr June 18, 2013 - 7:53 pm

The title of the article is very misleading. I was interested in reading a academic article on the Amalek tribe’s history and possible ancestors today, backed with evidence. Instead, all there is in here is ranting and someone’s interpretation of scripture. Anyone who is concerned with actually learning about the historicity of the Amalekite tribe should look elsewhere.

Yossi Katz June 18, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Hi Sage, I would disagree. It clearly explains that Germany was considered to be Amalek but then also explains what is written in the Oral Torah – something we believe to be as authentic as Scripture – that there is a spiritual Amalek alive and well in everyone of us. No one claimed this to be an academic article, I would say most of the articles on this website focus more on spiritual growth.

Kevin January 13, 2019 - 11:02 am

The Japanese are one of the most racist groups on Earth and one of the most genetically homogenous.
The Jewish people have an affinity for the Irish because they acknowledge them as being the SECOND most persecuted group in history.

joe May 22, 2016 - 3:19 am

Nobody truly knows who the amelikites are nowadays,especially with so many nations who hate the Jews. I believe it has to be the Muslims.

Fred July 15, 2013 - 1:25 pm

What rubbish. There is historically no link between Amalekites and Germans. This article is nothing but hate speech not only against the Germans but also the English (Saxons), French ( Franks) and the Dutch (Friesians)

Yossi Katz July 15, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Here are some further references:
The Talmud Megilah 6B Iincluded a reference to GermaMia of Edom, which Rashi tells us is the name of a Kingdom that descends from Edom and these people, if unified, would destroy the world.
The famous commentator Sifsei Chochomim (1641–1718) identifies Germamia with Germania or Germany. So we have Talmudical references as well as an oral tradition.
How you explain this according to the fact that Germany descends from Assyria is difficult but here is the history from Aish.com:

“Sennacherib, the King of Assyria, circa 500 BCE, mixed up all the nations (Talmud – Brachot 28a). When he conquered a country, he would take a large segment of the population and send them to other countries. This caused confusion among the population so they would never be able to muster enough strength to cause a rebellion. In this way, Sennacherib was able to retain control. Many of these peoples intermarried with each other and their old nationalities became mixed together. Amalek also was mixed in at this time. This means the identification of a particular individual or group, as Amalek by the means of genealogy is absolutely impossible.”

So it seems as if some of Germany and perhaps key people who were running the country and a sizable pocket of the population descended from Amalek. But more importantly and relevant is that they carried the spiritually destructive characteristics of Germany.

Here is another interesting story:
Julius Streicher’s last words were “Purim fest 1946,” according to Newsweek. Because he committed suicide, only 10 Nazis were hung the next day. On Purim, the 10 sons of Haman (descendent of Amalek) were hung. In the Megillah where the story is written, while recounting the hanging, the letters Tuv, Shin and Ayin are written smaller. These add up to the exact numerical value of 5707 which is the year on the Jewish calendar that these Nazis were hung in.

GARY TOLCHINSKY September 22, 2013 - 6:11 pm

I think this article is very insightful. My only question was
how Jewish support of civil rights could be seen as a
devious means of harming the Jewish people. If anything,
I would think that championing the right of African Americans to be freed of abuse and prejudice in the
1960’s could be considered a kiddush H-Shem, and
that those who oppressed them with slavery and
other forms of oppression could be seen as having
a part of Amalek in them. Today, of course, I think
“civil rights” can be misused for any of a number of
“causes”, but in the 1950’s-60’s, I would think it
expressed a powerful spiritual belief in the tzelem
Elo-im of all G_D’s children. Am I missing something?
Aside from this question, as I said, I really got alot
out of the article….Gary

Dan October 6, 2013 - 1:43 am

Why did so many Jewish people chose to live around Germans, to also adopt and adapt their language as Yiddish?

It seems that Amalek is simply the Jewish description for neighbors you don’t get on with and want to kill off. Gentiles in America next presumably? Today it’s Arabs? 70 years ago Germans and Poles? Woe to those who live next to the tend of Jacob.

Yossi Katz October 6, 2013 - 9:12 am

“Why did so many Jewish people chose to live around Germans, to also adopt and adapt their language as Yiddish?”

I don’t think that it was obvious at the time. Certainly most Jews didn’t see the Germans this way before the Nazis. Also, Jews very often had little choice of where to live, they would wander from one place to another and live wherever they could.

“It seems that Amalek is simply the Jewish description for neighbors you don’t get on with and want to kill off. Gentiles in America next presumably? Today it’s Arabs? 70 years ago Germans and Poles? Woe to those who live next to the tend of Jacob.”

I don’t understand the logical connection between the Germans and the Arabs. According to your logic the Jews are today killing the Arabs but the Jews were the ones who were killed by the Germans and Poles and not vice versa.

Yossi Katz December 31, 2018 - 1:56 pm

There is no such thing as a “Jewish takeover.” Jews all acted independently of each other. Most of these Jews identified more with various modern day movements then with their own religion. Almost all were in fact secular. As the old joke goes, A Jews gets washed up on an empty island. When he is later saved, the rescuer asks why he needs two synagogues. The Jew responds, that there is the one he prays in and there is the one he doesn’t pray in.

The only thing that truly unites us is the Torah, and we have been exiled from our homeland where we once all lived according to it’s teachings until recently.

Olisa October 19, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Thanks for posting.

german October 19, 2013 - 8:26 pm

ohh come on, the Amalekites and the germans are to complete different races, one is from the middle east and other is Nordic, not every race who hate jews is amalekit please

Yossi Katz October 20, 2013 - 9:22 am

The point of your arguments was already dealt with in the reply to Fred.

robin January 24, 2017 - 8:53 am

Shalom yossi thank you for your most excellent article. I got to your post because i was doing a study on the 7 evil spirits a book by Noe Leon. Iam what the world would consider to be African American ,but i know iam a child of the most high and in Him their is neither male nor female slavd nor free.

Gloria Mkushi November 2, 2013 - 10:04 pm

As a Christian, I am trying to understand the significance of Amalek and the Amalekites. Your article was so timely, perfectly written and very useful! Thank you very much!

Stuart Norris November 6, 2013 - 1:42 am

Your insight of Phararoh, Esav, and ‘cursed’ Haman is most intriguing. I never thought of them comparatively. Rabbi Sonnenfeld was a patriot to his people. I pray for the peace of Yerushalem. Your G-d is my G-d.

mike August 15, 2014 - 5:01 am

I like how Israelis and Jews are so trusting of the Amerikans.

Amerikans have as their largest ethnic constituent…..


Alan September 27, 2014 - 10:32 am


I thank you for the article. It is well written and to the point. I do see some comments that fail to understand the history of hatred toward the Jewish People. May Hashem open their eyes to the truth.

Doanld November 27, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Great article..I’m of the Christain faith but now I get it, Amalek is a spirit that does satan bidding..
Thank you!

TJ Rogers December 18, 2014 - 2:24 am

I enjoyed reading this. It was always ingrained into me by my father who was a pentecostal pastor, that we must obey the commandment to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. And in my daily prayers I never forget to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and Israel. And I always bless Israel, and the Jews.
For they who bless thee, God will bless, but they who curse thee, God will also curse.

GODisLOVE January 29, 2016 - 3:31 am

The Amalekites are the enemies of the Jewish people.
But who are the Jewish people? What makes a Jew, a Jew? What if the amalekites are wolves in sheep’s clothing? I mean what if the Amalekites are in Jews clothing? I think the amalekites of today are the most powerful among nations, and who are those today? Ask yourself who is behind everything abominable, horrid, disrespectful to God in today world? Well I’m not gonna give you the answer, you’ll have to find it on your own.

Yossi Katz January 29, 2016 - 10:13 am

I think you are making an error. Amalek is evil to the core and cannot be redeemed.

What you are referring to may be the Aruv Rav, as in: A mixed-multitude also left with them, as did flocks, herds, and a lot of cattle. (Exodus 12:37)

The mixed multitude in the times of the bible was blamed for serving the golden calf and all of the major problems. But in the end, they will be redeemed.

Kali August 25, 2019 - 3:09 pm

I have a question. The Word says that Abraham’s seed, with certainty, would go into a foreign land where they would serve, in bondage, the people of that land and would be treated evil by them for 400 years. When did any of you go into slavery and be oppressed for 400 years to consider yourselves Israel??? You can’t say it was in Egypt because Israel was in slavery in Mizraim for maybe 140 years give or take. I will ask that one question for now, being there are many others. But please, with accuracy and truth, answer that for me. Thank you. Have a good one.

Forever July 27, 2017 - 6:35 pm

GODisLOVE, I can see that struggle with this concept like many others who profess it like its a marketing campaign.

Steven March 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Thanks for the information. What I found interesting was the notion that even Jewish leaders maybe infused with this evil and therefore Amalek. I
think that certainly speaks to the current leader of Israel. I only pray that one day Israel obtains leaders worthy to lead that nation and that way is only through peace and love and learning to turn a cheek. Here in Canada we just got rid of our evil. Peace.

Nancy Trant April 18, 2016 - 1:42 pm

Ah – another Jew hater. Oh, Yawn. The current leader of Israel is an amazing man and the Jewish people are blessed to have him. The nation of Israel and its people have turned all four cheeks – and still more is demanded of them. God bless Israel and its people. And the battle between Good and Evil continues in spite of ignorance, unfounded hatred and prejudice. There is still hope for Canada – and America will resolved its hideous, leaderless and horrifically damaging presidential void this coming November.

Kali August 25, 2019 - 3:28 pm

The One will most definitely bring His true people back into Israel when the time of the gentiles be fulfilled. Gentiles are the ones who currently trample over Jerusalem, not Hebrews. True Hebrews are still scattered to the four corners and are in exile, as per The Word. It seems like many on this comment board need to go back to bible study without the racial bias film over their eyes and the white supremacy cotton balls stuffing their ears. Once Yah brings judgment on these people who impose as the Children of Yah and also persecute, kill and oppress His *true* people, then His people will be brought back into their identity as high priest over the earth. Once back in The Promised Land, we will ensure that the Word of Yah is being obeyed by all nations and the world, indeed, will be a better place once the saints rule the world. Remember, Esau is the END of the world and Jacob is the beginning of that thereafer. Shalam.

william May 7, 2016 - 11:52 pm

All things are possible via YHVH.

Wayne May 30, 2016 - 2:04 pm

Wow so if Israel had completely eradicated the Amalakites…then the hollocoast might never of happened

Richard July 12, 2016 - 10:52 pm

More confused now than before i came here trying to understand whoe the amalekites of today are. Just looking for the hardest thing to find…. Truth

Jon September 7, 2016 - 5:04 pm

I find this thread very problematic. Sennacherib mixed up the nations (Talmud Berachot 28a) so we do not know who Amalek is today – so we cannot fulfill the command to blot out Amalek by killing people, which is something to be thankful for.

To then go and identify various nations today with Amalek is contrary to the teaching and also dangerous because of where it might lead – namely to unsanctioned genocide.

Metahorical interpretations of Amalek as “the Amalek within” and so forth are nice “vorts” but not to be taken as literal fulfillment of the commandment.

Underlying Jewish teaching is the idea that every ben-Adam is created “in the image of G-d” and so if you maltreat some person – know who you maltreat (as Ben-Azzai said).

robin January 24, 2017 - 9:58 am

Also yossi wanted to say thay in my studies on the 7 evil spirits based on deutoronomy 7:1 amalekites seems to be missing. I just so happened to be watching ester and there was haman the agagite a decedent oh amalek. Amalek a decendant of Esau the Edomite. Seems that amalek is often hidden or like to hide like a snake. I knew for some strange feeling have a bad feeling about donald trump for the jews . I know obama was horrible but trumps lineage goes back to the germans the amalekites. I will keep praying for Jerusalem and my true nation of israels it want by coincidence that i stumbled on this well hidden enemy spirit. I am thankful for brothers like you who bring a great light in the darkness. May Yahweh keep you continuelly and bless you always and your family

Velinda Collison January 27, 2017 - 11:19 am

I’m doing a chart on repetitions in the Bible one of the rep’s is ..”to this day”..so far , I have looked up references of this saying and it’s true. I would just like to know where are the Amalekites today? Are they living near Mt Seir? l Chronicles 4:42-43

Yossi Katz January 29, 2017 - 12:45 pm

Hi Velinda, the Talmud says that Sancherib, the King of Assyria, mixed up all the nations , so no they don’t anymore.

mary February 14, 2017 - 2:30 pm

I atree with you whole-heartedly. I see you have done ur homework! Look at what. Is going on in the news today. Who is behind ut all? Hmmm.

Mundi June 13, 2017 - 5:24 pm

german, actually a fair number of Germans/ Austrians have non-Isarelite Middle Eastern blood and were the driving seed behind Hitler and yes migrated to Germany from Persia (Haman/ Story of Esther). Plenty of Germans of course have nothing to do with this Middle Eastern/ Ancient Iranian/ Amalekite seed and plenty of Iranians, most probably, have nothing to do with Amalek that lived among them in ancient times.

mundi June 13, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Also, german, Neanderthals have nothing directly to do with Amalek. But someone can descend from both and look just like one or the other or a combo.

Johnson Onuigbo July 18, 2017 - 11:47 pm

Yossi Thanks for this message. I am a christian and according to my bible in Exodus 17: 16, God sworn that he will battle the Amalekite generation to generation. I strongly believe that the descendants of Amalekites who had migrated to many nations of the world and had taken over leadership of these countries like Hitler, Sadam Hussien, Gadafi and group like Hamas and today ISIL who are geared towards destruction of God work are the true Amalekites. Am so strengthened by this scripture because I know God will defeat them no matter how they try

Akin August 9, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Thanks for this interesting article. I am a Christian, and a proponent of Israel. I believe the Amalekites are present in all nations. They represent a generic group of people who are haters of God, who have vowed to hinder His work and annihilate His people. They are present as jihadists in Nigeria, the ISIS in the Middle East, the sponsors of terrorism everywhere. They are bent on installing God-hating, abominable governments all over the world. They promote abominable practices like the gay movement, the despicable acts in marriage, disobedience to constituted authorities and other practices that will cause God to turn His back, and deliver the nations that He ones loved to the hands of their enemies. The Amalekites are bent on destroying the civilization and freedom that gave them sanctuaries from tyranny in their own countries.
But the Amalekites are beneficial in some ways. They will make Israel to go back to God; they will slap the western nations into their senses so they will go back to the God of Abraham, of Isaac, of Jacob: God who has made us great. If that is the job of the Amalekites, then let them come up like a flood before their final and full destruction!

gato September 12, 2017 - 8:25 pm

Amalek lived south of Judea (Arab). Migrated in the main to Ancient Iran. Migrated from there to Germany.

The vast overwhelming majority of Arabs are NOT Amalek.
Most Iranians are NOT Amalek.
10-20% of those with German/ Austrian ancestry ARE of Amalek descent. Genetics shows this to be true.

Sorry if da truth hurts.

or September 12, 2017 - 8:27 pm

10-20% of those of German/ Austrian descent are in fact of ARAB descent. SHOCK!!!!

Daniel Sokari-Pedro September 16, 2017 - 2:34 am

The question still remains:who are the modern-day Amalekites? All I can deduce from the above exposition is that it is an admixture of conjecture,analogies and more guesswork. More questions than answers,q.e.d.

Jon September 19, 2017 - 2:42 pm

The word Amalek IS Hebrew.

It comes from E-M-K which means TRENCH or low-lying place and there is a LAMED added a lamed means TO in Hebrew.

Amalek likes to take the sacred and bring it DOWN into a lower place.

The trait of Amalek is to say oh THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT HOLY.



That is the PERMANENT trait of AMALEK and those who biologically descend from Amalek and those who CHOOSE to become Amalek.

Twin November 2, 2017 - 3:22 pm

Do you realize they’re referring to themselves they are the descendants of amalekites

Rajesh January 13, 2018 - 10:18 pm

I am an Indian Christian i too found this article helpful.

David January 29, 2018 - 12:59 pm

Amalekites, black, white, yellow and brown. Jews, are not a specific people, but those who are Righteous, black, white, yellow and brown. Christian or Muslim.

Lana McGlennon April 16, 2018 - 2:38 pm

As an adopted child of the Jews, I am forever indebted to them for the rich heritage they have passed on to me. I’m in awe of the nation of Israel, and the LORD’s faithfulness to her. Chai Yisrael!!!? Thank you, Rabbi Yossi Katz, for a thought-provoking article!

Mohamed Tariq June 9, 2018 - 9:46 am

Excellent article. Eye opening. Deep insight into the self examination of belief in God the Almighty. I see lots of commonality in the concepts (though having different names). Learned good stuff today. Thanks.

Connie July 16, 2018 - 2:06 pm

The love of God is our only hope and has been forever. We, like the people in the past, live on a planet of unrest. We have only one choice. FAITH. Each person has a bloodline. The blood WITHIN EACH OF US is affected by our choices, our mind, and our inner heart. Each person from each part of this earth will one day leave. No person knows what it is like after time spent here. The spirit is the only thing that leaves and this spirit is within each person. The spirit is filled from within and based on faith. Leadership is lacking, turmoil is growing. This has been the case through time. I make a choice each day to have faith within. I learned a lot today from reading the article plus comments. I am thankful for the insight.

Somehell December 12, 2018 - 9:26 am

Great article very useful for me thanks for sharing

My Best Buddie December 12, 2018 - 9:33 am

very interesting post thanks for sharing

Shira November 10, 2019 - 7:37 pm

Fantastic article Rabbi! Thank you for posting this, so that all the descendants of Amalek can come out and show their true colours! Funny, this article really struck a cord with the Germans.

Shira November 10, 2019 - 7:53 pm

This is of course not to say all Germans descend from Amalek, because it’s a spiritual not ethnic descent. However it seems there’s a tradition that many spiritual descendants of Amalek are born into the German nation. Nonetheless that does not make every German a descendent of Amalek, and who the descendants of Amalek are will only be revealed when Moschiach arrives.

Nachman April 3, 2020 - 8:01 am

What does this have to do with Breslov? Rebbe Nachman says stay away from chakira

Yehezkel sassoon July 30, 2020 - 8:05 am

My simple answer to dahlia.she simply doesn’t understand a word of hebrew which is the original language of the
Bible .the old testament like she puts it is the first book in the world that spiritualized the term of the almighty. Above
Material above time above space above thought and not like the way miss dahlia sees it.I reccomend all those
Who are really interested in understanding more of the bible to learn the chassidut way of thinking.

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Euclid April 16, 2023 - 5:32 pm

The Lord God will WAR against the amelekites from generation to generation. They are forces that do not want us to get what is ours but for what the Lord wants to give to His people He will WAR against them and their name shall never be remembered.The word WAR shows us the aggression that God himself will show against these forces

Mario Rahming January 10, 2024 - 10:03 am

God Bless you all, The Light always defeats the darkness

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