485. We have learned, "And Moses erected an altar" (Shemot 17:15), as we have explained. "And he called the name of it, Hashem is my banner" (Or, miracle) AS THE MIRACLE IS ASCRIBED TO HASHEM, "Hashem is my banner." Why? Because Amalek took all those who were circumcised but not uncovered and cut them and threw them up, and said, 'Take what You wanted.' At that moment, it is written, "For he said, 'Because Yah has sworn by His throne that Hashem will have war with Amalek from generation (Heb. midor) to generation (Heb. dor)'" (Ibid. 16). The words 'midor' and 'dor' are spelt without THE VAV TO TEACH US THAT THOSE GENERATIONS IN WHICH THERE WERE BATTLES AGAINST AMALEK lacked inhabitants above, FOR THE NAME WAS NOT COMPLETE, NOR WAS THE THRONE COMPLETE, and THEY WERE LACKING inhabitants below, FOR THERE IS NO COMPLETENESS FOR THE LOWER BEINGS.
486. Rabbi Yehuda said, In every single generation and in all the subsequent generations to come into the world, there is no generation that does not contain that evil seed OF AMALEK. The Holy One, blessed be He, wages war against them. About them, it is written, "The sinners (sins) will be consumed out of the earth..." (Tehilim 104:35). "Out of the earth," MEANING in this world and in the World to Come. About that same time is written, "Bless you Hashem, O my soul. Haleluyah" (Ibid.).