Enemy of Hashem?


My father is not Jewish. He believes in afterlife, creation, and existence of God. But he doesn’t believe the control of God of this world. He thinks that God doesn’t intervene this worldly matter. And I know that this is very similar to the philosophy of Amalek. Even though he has no single intention to destroy the Jewish People, his worldview is similar to that of Amalek. I also know that we have obligation to destroy Amalek. Do I have to consider my father to be an enemy of Hashem?

, 3 years


  1. Absolutely not! Perish the thought! The fact that your father does not believe that God controls the world on an ongoing basis does not make him Amalek in any way, shape or form whatsoever! You should honor and respect your father, and always try to speak to him with the utmost deference.

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