Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Obama's Disgusting Hypocrisy

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

Let me start by saying I am not for or against Barak Obama. I am for G-d, His Torah and mitzvot, and against making a mockery of Him...

I previously wrote about Obama's ludicrous photo op, where he was using the (currently) most holy place of Judaism as a photo prop. But, after hearing that he wrote a prayer and placed it in the Holy Wall (following local custom), and that his prayer had been taken from the Holy Wall, I felt bad about what I wrote. Reading the honest prayer made me feel worse.

I thought: "Ok, he's a straightforward guy who took a moment out to stop by a holy place and pray. Of course his people used it for a photo-op, that's what they do. But he was just briefly taking advantage of holy Jerusalem before going on his way." Kav schut, look at the good in a person...

My mistake, we're not dealing with a person, we're dealing with a politician. One who's political machine is starting to put the Clinton's to shame (and that is one impressive statement.) Maariv newspaper, the publisher of the filched note, along with IsraelInsider and YidWithLid, clearly show statements from the campaign that the "prayer" was a campaign publication, and the taking of the prayer (dirty bad Jews stealing prayers right out of their own holy site!) was an engineered campaign activity!!!

(IsaelInsider) What initially seemed to be a journalistic scoop of dubious moral propriety now seems to be a case of an Israeli paper being played by the Barack Obama campaign. Maariv, the second most popular newspaper in Israel, was roundly criticized for publishing the note Obama left in the Kotel. But now a Maariv spokesperson says that publication of the note was pre-approved for international publication by the Obama campaign, leading to the conclusion that the "private" prayer was intentionally leaked for public consumption...

It now appears that Maariv had collaborated with the Obama campaign in getting the "private" prayer, with its "modest" supplicaton to the Lord, out to the public, buffing his Christian credentials and showing his "humility."

A Ma'ariv spokesman was quoted in the Jerusalem Post as saying that "Barack Obama's note was approved for publication in the international media even before he put in the Kotel, a short time after he wrote it at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem."


(YidWithLid) I did not believe that a Yeshiva Student would violate the sanctity of someone's personal prayer to God and even more important was the fact EVERY SINGLE Second of Obama's "world tour" was detailed for maximum political effect. If a guy could hang campaign posters at such a holy site as the Kotel, he could cynically stage the release of the Prayer that was written by his staff...

Most important is the fact that this supposedly religious man is so cynical about his relationship with God, that he allowed his campaign to fake a theft of his note to God, in order to look good politically.


And in doing so he's using G-d as a political campaign prop, Jerusalem as a backdrop, the holiest (currently accessible) site to Judaism as a bag boy, and setting up RELIGIOUS JEWS as the bad guy. (A money grubbing prayer stealing non-privacy-respecting yeshiva student "took" the prayer.)

BTW, if Obama is a Xian, why didn't he go visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?

May Hashem deal with him appropriately. And my dear rabbis and Jewish community leaders who would cosy up with this guy, remember the words of Pirke Avos - they do not stand by you in times of trouble - only when you are useful to them. Right now you make great props. Hope that works for you.

For me, I am disgusted.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yasher Koach! Excellent. I had the hardest time believing a yeshiva student- with his head in Torah all day- even knew WHO Obama is! I think the kid was dressed as a Bachur and then this would make religious Jews look evil, and greedy.

Did you hear Tamar Yonah today? Her show was excellent. You should try and have a listen to the hour. Wow. The guests (Redemption5768) said OBAMA is Gog. Interested in hearing your take on it.

joshwaxman said...

This is an interesting spin. However, it is not the only possible one.

The other possibility is that Obama composed the note, and saw this as a campaign opportunity. And so, while he wrote the note on the hotel stationary, he also informed his staff of the exact contents of the note, which was "was approved for publication in the international media" and either was, or was going to be, provided to various papers.

At the same time, some yeshiva guy saw this opportunity and took the actual, physical note out of the wall. The color photo of the note, and the story behind it, is more "newsworthy" -- in that it would sell more papers -- than a press release from a political candidate. And so the newspaper ran with it.

I am no fan of Obama, by the way. I saw Hillary as a much more plausible candidate, and throughout planned to vote for McCain. However, I don't think that this "dan lekaf chovah" is persuasive.

Kol Tuv,
Josh

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time with this post nobody can "set up" orthodox Jews except Hash-m. Obama's prayer is revealing-he IS a vessel of H's will and whether he really thinks so or not isn't particularly relevant....to me the thing to look at is not Obama but rather ourselves-as individuals and a collective. What can we do better so as not to be "set up as the bad guys". It's easy to point fingers at others but at this point in life I just point at myself and ask "what can I do to fix this Hash-m?"
SO Obama's a politician -so was Reagan so was Bush so was Carter so was Clinton-flip sides of the same coin all.

MysticalRealist said...

Akiva, where do you find that goyim have bechira chofshis that you should be nispoel by their actions?

("make me an instrument of your will" written by the גרזן ביד החוצב!)

ytba said...

AS I POSTED (not up yet, as of this post) ON YIDWITHLID's BLOG

"Consider that this also casts ... [Obama] ... as "THE VICTIM." Let's see now, what group of people fakes victimization in order to advance ... [it's] ... agenda? Hmmmm, no, don't tell me, I should know this one...

(modifications to post are in "[]")

Revealing Obama's "prayer" is a 'blood libel' to make himself look good at the expense of "the joooos." And, if that really was his prayer, (who knows what, if anything, he actually wrote on the paper that he placed at The Kotel) it will be interesting to see how Hashem answers him, . . . because He WILL answer.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is the only candidate who would have given Israel a free-hand in dealing with those who threaten it, but that's not what the Euro-Amero Elites want nor is it what the Chilonim running Israel want. McCain or Obama, it doesn't matter. They both serve the same set of anti-Orthodox Goyim and Chilonim who will continue the so-called "peace process," that is to say, the status quo.

Reb. Nati said...

You all are dafted first off we do not jugde kav tzhut those who are not holding by the Torah, the shuchan orach! second what do we care about them... they are only props in Hashem's movie. and anyone who is following and considering any of this polictal stuss is tamei the system is tamei and if you chance to contact it you become tamei!

We have to step out of Babylon and remove ourselves from it's vaccum of destruction! when the ship sinks and it's gonna real soon you do not want to be any where near it cause it's gonna suck alot of people down with it!

Please understand that all of this is just to distract you from connecting to Hashem, a minute waisted here and there add up to allot of missed opportunity to close yourselves up with the only one who can help. How will you know what to really do, if you do not spend time with Him? As He is the only one that can and will help us! please wake up!

I wish akiva would stay out of this stuss!

joshwaxman said...

i never said anything about a halachic obligation to judge Obama lekaf zechut. All I did was note that this was indeed judging him (and Maariv) lekaf chovah. And furthermore, that this judgment lekaf chovah was, to my mind, is extremely farfetched and does not accord with the metzius.

It is important to note because Emes is important.

And the results of the US election will indeed likely be important on a global scale. I disregard your assertion that anyone who follows politics is tamei. I know you assume that the ship is sinking real soon, but I think that that is because you are listening to false prophets. (That said, may Mashiach come soon.)

Anonymous said...

Boker Tov.

I offer another possibility. Perhaps Obama was overcome by the greatness of Yerushalayim...perhaps even humbled by the surroundings. Please, all here are far more learned than I...but was it not prayed by Shlomo HaMelech that whoever faced Yerushalayim and the Beit HaMikdash, that their prayers (for the glorification of G-D) would be answered, Jew or Gentile?
Perhaps Obama was sincere in his prayer, and was humbled by the moment. The media (ours and the nations) will always look for the worst...in everything. If they cannot find it, they can fabricate it. (Read "The New Media Monopoly")
The Living G-D knows whether or not Obama's prayer is false; such knowledge is beyond our capability to know.
Perhaps he (Obama) is searching and questioning his role in all of this. Parshat Kedoshim clarifies what we are to do: Vayikra 19.33-34 and how we are to treat the stranger. If Obama is undecided about liking or hating us, should we try and win his friendship? He doesn't know any better about Torah; now, do we? Think about these words before you attack me.
Shalom v'l'chayyim.
Yesha Galluzzo

joshwaxman said...

Also, read this development:

http://daledamos.blogspot.com/2008/07/no-obama-did-not-leak-copy-of-his.html

josh said...

Why would that post in Daled Amos prove anything?

If anything, the publicity stunt worked. People believed it for a day, and then moved on. Only those obsessed with 'news' (like us) are still analysing it.

My summary - McCain wins because no one remembers such a fiasco when he was here. Obama loses because of his fake presidential tour and Maariv, who has already been surpassed in readership by Israel Hayom, is stained from all angles as being a dirty yellow tabloid rag whether it was in cahoots with Obama or printed the note for it's own greed.

rd said...

who would start a prayer with "L-rd" with a "dash" after it? some kind of memo to G-d? are you kidding me?
he wrote "L-rd--"

unbelievable!!! the arrogance of this slime. at the kotel of all places!!!!

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