I remember reading once (in Sender Zeyv's novel Ten Lost), that some Jewish sources say that Amalekites don't have souls. Obviously, this might not be so reliable, coming from a work of fiction, so I'm asking here. Is there any source (I don't remember if the book quoted one or not) for the claim that members of Amalek don't have souls?
This assumes that gentiles in general have souls, as appears to be the consensus in this question:
(Tell me if I should make this a separate question). If the answer is yes, does that mean they are Philosophical zombies? What would a positive answer (no neshamos) imply about the following:
- Amalekites having free will
- Amalekites feeling pain
- Their being some way to tell the difference (with a regular human) by their behavior