n. The biblical name of the nomadic people descended from Esau who became the enemies of the people of Israel.
n. Any enemy of the Jewish people.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
עמלק amalek 'Amalek, enemy of Israel'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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