A page from the Sarajevo Haggadah.
Obama is a Socialist.
Obama is a Marxist.
Obama is a narcissist.
Obama’s father abandoned him, thus he suffers from…
Obama’s from a mixed marriage, thus he suffers from…
Amatuer psychoanalysis of Barack Hussein Obama is rampant in the blogosphere.
It’s fun—this intellectual exercise—but ultimately a waste of time.
Obama’s backstory does provide valuable hints into his ideology, but ultimately Obama’s actions, his policies, are what count.
Several times, Seraphic Secret has labeled Obama the new Pharoah. Obama’s hostility to the Jewish State, is now, undeniable.
Unless you are willfully blind or tragically stupid.
In The Royal Table Haggadah, by Rabbi Norman Lamm, the erudite scholar writes a fascinating analysis of the quote, “We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt.”
The sovereign of Egypt is never mentioned by name—neither in the Haggadah nor, indeed, in the entire Bible. It remained for Egyptologists to identify him—and they are not all of one mind about the name of the infamous tyrant, whether one or another of the Rameses or some other ancient despot. Considering his important role in the narrative, one wonders why his title is always used, but his name—never.
I heard an interesting answer: Had his name been provided by the Torah, historians and psychologists and novelists would have speculated about him, especially his childhood, suggesting probable reasons for his atrocious behavior. He was weaned too early—or too late; he had a harsh father and thus Oedipal feelings, or his mother was overprotective. Some of these speculations may be true, most probably not so. But for the Torah, that is irrelevant. The point of the Bible’s (and the Haggadah’s) silence about his background is surely to avoid his escaping responsibility for his behavior. No mater what his upbringing, we ought to judge a person, especially a leader, by his or her actions and insist upon accountability. By providing a name and thus an identity, we open the door to excuses and thence to the erosion of personal responsibility.
Barack Hussein Obama was a proud and faithful member of Jeremiah Wright’s anti-American, Jew-hating church for over twenty years.
Further, Obama boasted that Jeremiah Wright was his ”spiritual mentor.”
When this association became politically toxic, Obama claimed that in twenty years in Wright’s church he never heard any of the racist hate speech for which Wright is famous.
And then Obama had the chutzpah to lecture us, the American people, about race.
For Seraphic Secret, Obama’s warm relationship with Wright—one of several Jew-hating friends—was troubling and revealing.
But the majority of American Jews—liberalism is their religion not Judaism—chose to ignore Obama’s actions and instead, concentrate on his soaring rhetoric.
Let us pray that the Jewish people and Israel, the Jewish State, can resist and overcome this American Pharoah.
Karen and I wish all our relatives a friends a happy and kosher Passover.
Ma’ayan Ariel says: “I’m gonna miss my חָמֵץ.
Due to the holiday, Seraphic Secret will be off-line until Thursday.