We should know that the term Amalek is bad not just because of whom it targets, but because of the violence it justifies.
There is a story about blotting out Amalek told in the name of the Hasidic master Zvi Elimelekh of Dinov (1783-1841).
He then went on to compare us to Amalek, the Biblical nation that God commands the Jews to annihilate.
For those who don't know, 'Amalek' is the term used to describe those who need to be wiped from the face of the Earth.
Amalek, the Bible tells us, is an evil nation that is to be wiped out completely.
Had he been right before God, he would have executed God's judgment upon Amalek.
Much as Amalek may injure me, I must acquit him of treason and of baseness.'
The attack of Amalek introduces them to war, and forbids their dependence to sink into abject softness.
She was the daughter of Amalek, the daughter of a thousand chiefs.
Jabaster would massacre the Moslemin like Amalek; the Moslemin, the vast majority, and most valuable portion, of my subjects.
dweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Idumean tribe (Gen. 36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose territory the descendants of Esau had seized.