Friday, January 23, 2009

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Thoughts on Obama

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

Since Tuesday, every day has seen President Obama focused on Israel. Frankly my head is spinning, the world has (once again) changed so quickly it's difficult to absorb the paradigm shift.

-> Tuesday President Obama's first call was to Abbas of the Palestine Authority.

-> Wednesday President Obama appointed a "special envoy" to Israel and the Palestinians, one who's mother is Lebanese!

-> Wednesday Secretary of State Clinton said the "Middle East conflict" is a top priority.

-> Thursday President Obama insisted Israel fully open the border crossings. The same border crossings that are being shot at (yes since the cease fire), and within UN trucks being inspected war electronics (night vision, military radios, etc) are being found.

Wow, US economic meltdown, loosing the war in Afghanistan, and Obama's #1 issue is Israel. Events are coming, and fast! Yet we rely on our Father in Heaven, and believe in the coming of Moshiach every day. (And his name isn't Barak.)


by Reb Dr. Moshe Newman at Mystical Paths

Now we can truly say that the USA has become an ObamaNation. Let us hope that it does not become an abomination. Perhaps Hashem is telling us that the way to bring the redemption is Ba'Rak O'b'Ma-- Rak is Hebrew for "only" and Mah means "what". Mah expresses the concept of humility as in "Mah anachnu--we are nothing." The prefix "Ba" means "in" or "with." "O" is the connecting vav and means "and/or." Thus, the president's name is an allusion to the perspective and character trait necessary for geulah which will come Ba'Rak--With [our awareness that the entire world is] Only [Hashem]--O'B'Mah--And With [true humility that we are] Mah, nothing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now we can truly say that the USA has become an ObamaNation. Let us hope that it does not become an abomination.

America = Barak Obama

356 = אמריקה = ברק אובמה

Shiloh said...

Yes, the One has come, to save America, then the world. It is getting very interesting for sure. Besides the ones you listed here Akiva, don't forget about General Jones and Samantha Powers. Both have special plans for Israel and they are not shy about it. Have a wonderful Shabbat.

Shabbat Shalom

Jennifer said...

Now we can truly say that the USA has become an ObamaNation. Let us hope that it does not become an abomination.

Unfortunately, that's true, but not all Americans are supportive to our new pres's policies. Please remember that when he makes the choices he does. They aren't a reflection of everyone here.

Rachel Tzipporah said...

Ba'Rak O'B'Mah - With only and with what?

With [Hashem] only - and with what [else]?

Otherwise it is VERY scary how he has tapped into Messianic verbage. The newspapers were full of quote of people talking about "now there will be no more racism" "no more divisions" "all people as one" etc. Very scary.

And did anyone notice he made his Inaguration Day a national holiday? NATIONAL DAY OF RENEWAL AND RECONCILIATION, 2009

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/a_national_day_of_renewal_and_reconciliation/

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