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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Obama as Haman and Preparing for the Jewish Month of Adar

Things are never as they appear.  United States President Barack Hussein Obama is as slick as they come, especially when it comes to his friendhsip sic with the State of Israel.  Yes, it's all a sham.  Ruthie Blum shows that perfectly, as only Ruthie can, in her Israel HaYom op-ed.  Many of us have missed her writing since she left the Jerusalem Post.  I hope that she'll be a regular in Israel Hayom and other publications.

This Obama ad is more slippery than a ripe banana peel.



The first Israeli featured is Shimon Peres, which symbolizes the type of Israel Obama supports and aims for.  Don't forget the Oslo Accords and how it was negotiated behind the back of official Israeli Government officials and weakened the country.

This week's Parshat Shavua, Torah Portion is Bo, Exodus 10:1-13:16, and the Haftara for Bo has the antidote for those who try to tell me:

"You're right, but you must understand that Bibi is under a lot of pressure from the United States..."

They are wrong. Remember, we're only under pressure when we don't have that umbrella G-d keeps open for us.  As I've said many times, the sun is always shining, even when it's cloudy and raining.  Yes, even when it's stormy, thunder and lightening just hide the sun.  We need the rain, and we need the cold and wind.

In this week's Haftara, Jeremiah puts it well:

כה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, הִנְנִי פוֹקֵד אֶל-אָמוֹן מִנֹּא, וְעַל-פַּרְעֹה וְעַל-מִצְרַיִם, וְעַל-אֱלֹהֶיהָ וְעַל-מְלָכֶיהָ; וְעַל-פַּרְעֹה--וְעַל הַבֹּטְחִים, בּוֹ. 25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith: Behold, I will punish Amon of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with her gods, and her kings; even Pharaoh, and them that trust in him; כו וּנְתַתִּים, בְּיַד מְבַקְשֵׁי נַפְשָׁם, וּבְיַד נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר מֶלֶךְ-בָּבֶל, וּבְיַד-עֲבָדָיו; וְאַחֲרֵי-כֵן תִּשְׁכֹּן כִּימֵי-קֶדֶם, נְאֻם-יְהוָה. {פ} 26 and I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants; and afterwards it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the LORD. {P} כז וְאַתָּה אַל-תִּירָא עַבְדִּי יַעֲקֹב, וְאַל-תֵּחַת יִשְׂרָאֵל--כִּי הִנְנִי מוֹשִׁעֲךָ מֵרָחוֹק, וְאֶת-זַרְעֲךָ מֵאֶרֶץ שִׁבְיָם; וְשָׁב יַעֲקוֹב וְשָׁקַט וְשַׁאֲנַן, וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד. 27 But fear not thou, O Jacob My servant, neither be dismayed, O Israel; for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall again be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. כח אַתָּה אַל-תִּירָא עַבְדִּי יַעֲקֹב, נְאֻם-יְהוָה--כִּי אִתְּךָ, אָנִי: כִּי אֶעֱשֶׂה כָלָה בְּכָל-הַגּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר הִדַּחְתִּיךָ שָּׁמָּה, וְאֹתְךָ לֹא-אֶעֱשֶׂה כָלָה, וְיִסַּרְתִּיךָ לַמִּשְׁפָּט, וְנַקֵּה לֹא אֲנַקֶּךָּ. {פ} 28 Fear not thou, O Jacob My servant, saith the LORD, for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee, but I will not make a full end of thee; and I will correct thee in measure, but will not utterly destroy thee. {P}
I know that it's hard for people who don't fully believe in G-d to believe this.  Too many people tell me that they're "smarter" than I am.  Well, I may not be a genius in the conventional sense, but I do believe in G-d and I believe that if we do our part G-d will save us.  There is no other explanation for Israel's great victory in June, Iyyar-Sivan, 1967.

So many inexplicable things happen in this world.  It's not "chance," nor science/logic; it's G-d. That's the bottom line.

One of the things I learned in the Decoding the Riddled Text of Esther by Atara Snowbell course I took last year in Matan was that although Haman gave the impression that he was a loyal official of King Achashverosh, it was a lie.  And Obama and his staff are lying about their friendship with Israel.  The truth, like Ruthie Blum wrote is the exact opposite.

One of the reasons that I've been promoting Tel Shiloh as a place of prayer is that it's a direct connection to G-d.  It's not a grave/tomb, nor a wall.  It's the location  where G-d accepted Jewish Prayer, like the Prayer of Chana, Hannah.  We don't need any go-between when we communicate with G-d.


The Rosh Chodesh Adar Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Friday, February 24, 2012 8:30am
Shiur Torah, Short Tour & Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
תפילת נשים ראש חודש אדר בתל שילה
יום ו' 24-2 8:30
יהיו סיור ודבר תורה קצרים
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

You're welcome to join our facebook page. Tel Shiloh is open to visitors daily. Tours can be arranged through the office. Email telshilo@gmail.com or phone 02-994-4019.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find it shocking that anybody could still be taken in by his hollow verbiage, especially any Jew.
Aviva, Chicago

Batya said...

Aviva, over half a century after WWII, Most American Jews still worship FDR.