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.
Friday, January 23, 2009
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