[b-hebrew] Amalekites again!

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Mon Jul 12 23:19:17 EDT 2004


 
In a message dated 7/12/2004 6:14:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
peterkirk at qaya.org writes:

I expect  that the meaning is in fact in this context more 
like terminating their  family line, with "memory" as a metonymy for 
"posterity". 


There is an interesting analogue in some Jewish communities where a  person's 
oldest son is referred to as his or her "qaddish", i.e. the one who  will 
recite the qaddish memorial prayer after his or her death.
 



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