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Why didn't Moses fight Amalek himself?

The Chizkuni on this pasuk explains that during a war, it is common practice for a leader to just "watch" the other men fight, while being posisitioned on a hill or mountain, to encourage ...
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Why didn't Moses fight Amalek himself?

The Be'er Yosef (Exodus 18:1) has a creative approach to this question: His explanation is based on understanding the true catalyst to the war with Amalek. Hashem caused the war to happen in order to ...
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Why didn't Moses fight Amalek himself?

Moses said to Joshua…. (Ex. 17:9) Although this was Moses' war, Joshua was the one to actually fight. This was a simple matter of lineage. Joshua was a descendant of Joseph, while Amalek was a member ...
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Why didn't Moses fight Amalek himself?

In פרשת עמלק, where according to חז"ל, the word "רפידם" hints to a theme replete with the idea of רפיון ידים from Torah or mitzvos, perhaps the idea is to wean כלל ישראל away from ...
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Amaleik, Refidim and Disunity

The Kli Yakar on Shemot 17:8 says this: "כך עמלק כל זמן שהיו ישראל שלמים עם ה', והיה גם שלום ביניהם אז לא יכול להם כלל, וכאשר ראה אותם במסה ומריבה על ריב בני ישראל שהיה מריבה ביניהם, כי כל ...
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