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The Torah says that the Amaleik came and battled Israel at Refidim. I read somewhere: That according to the sages, the Jews were actually attacked because they lacked unity. This is alluded to in the very same name of the location where the battle occurred - Refidim - a name that is etymologically related to the Hebrew word pirud, meaning "disunity." Only through teamwork are battles won.

Is there a source for this?

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This question would be stronger if you'd attribute where you read this concept. – Isaac Moses Aug 19 '14 at 4:44
I read this concept in a book called, "Up, Up, and Oy Vey by Simcha Weinstein, page 65. – Chiddushei Torah Aug 21 '14 at 5:59
Please edit as much information about this source as you can into your question post. A direct quotation of how this concept is represented in UUaOV would be in order. Did UUaOV not include a source itself? – Isaac Moses Aug 21 '14 at 15:59

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