Ki tetze Bs”d
It says in the parsha. “You shall not have in your bag different weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house different measures, a large and a small.But you shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shall you have; that your days may be lengthened in the land which Yhv”h Elohech”a gives you. For all who do such things, and all who do unrighteously, are an abomination to Yhv”h Elohech”a. ” (25:13-16)
The prophets say much concerning social injustice and economic oppression. Isaiah says:
“Woe to those who join house to house and field to field, they draw close till there is no place, and you will be settled alone in the midst of the land ” (5:8)
They create a situation where there is no where for the poor man to live, as Rashi explains. This type of action is robbing the poor of their land. They allow themselves to act in this selfish way by denying that the land actually belongs to Hashem, and that the poor inherently have a right to a place to live as explained by the Radak and Ibn Ezra. By joining field to field the small independent farmer is put out of business by large commercial industrial farming corporations. In safer Eliyahu, Eliyahu ha Novi says that becouse of interest taken on houses, and stealing fields from this there will be orphans and widows in sackcloth.1 Rashi teaches us that this commandment of having “a perfect and just weight”. Is in The Torah next to the commandment of destroying Amalak. So to teach us Amalek comes when Yisrael is not honest in their Business practices. The Magid of Koznitz teaches that if your “yetzer hora” (evil inclination) says to you “teshuva” (returning to Hashem) of sinners is of no value, be happy with the pleasures of this world. Live only for today, who knows what tomorrow will really bring. Your “yetzer Hora” tells you things as these so to make you fall into sadness over your service of Hashem, making your heart bitter toward things of the כבוד Hashem. Know that it is becouse of these things that that Hashem told us to “remember what Amalak did to you on the way”.2
“Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you came forth out of Egypt;
How he met you by the way, and struck at your rear, all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear Elohem”e. Therefore it shall be, when Yhv”h Elohech”a has given you rest from all your enemies around, in the land which Yhv”h Elohech”a gives you for an inheritance to possess, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget it. “(25:-17-19)
Yuhuda is Givurah, but the seed of Yisrael is rachamim. Becouse of this they need to draw upon themselves the flow of “din” so their hearts will remember to war with the nations. By the sword Amalak will arouse great jealousy in Yisrael. This is all necessary as again the nature of Yisrael is “rachamim” not “din”, its not their nature to war as their nature is peace. It’s for this same reason Rabbi Akiva as said before will recognize his enemy from the past. These things are necessary to arrouse the anger needed that will allow vengeance to be taken on the enemies of Yisrael.3 Concerning this it must be said that the Palestinians are not our baby that we have to nurse along so to give birth to a Palestinian state. They are an enemy state that daily shoots rockets at us, so should be dealt with appropriately. we wage total war when attacked. This is no game. One must never forget that the Ramba”m teaches in his Mishna Torah that the Jewish people when they enter the land of Israel are responsible then to fulfill 3 mitvot (laws) : Appointing a king over themselves, to wipe out the descendants of Amalak and build Hashem’s House (the Temple).4 With our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.