Once a week for the next few months, Mosaic will be publishing brief excerpts of Leon R. Kass’s new book on Exodus, Founding God’s Nation. Curious about one of the foundational texts of the Jewish tradition? Read along with us. To see earlier excerpts, go here.
Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: The Meaning of Amalek
Why is the Lord so adamant about obliterating Amalek, and why does He make His intentions known?