We are commanded to destroy the descendants of Amalek.

Haman was a descendant of Amalek.

On Purim, we must get so drunk we can't tell Haman from Mordechai.

Does that mean that, if I don't want to kill anybody and still be a good Jew, I must be drunk all the time?

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In a sense, yes. You should get drunk, but only in private, not in a bar.

You still have an obligation to kill an Amalekite. But, you don't want anyone to know that it was you who did it. If you go into a bar, everybody knows your name.

  • Companion answer: Never kill an Amalekite in a bar. Take it outside. – Codes with Hammer Mar 20 '19 at 20:17

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