Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The annointed one...

From Here

I sort of promised no more politics, but I had to post this. It's a little self-deprecating humor rolled into the politics, so I get a pass. If you follow the above link you'll see a "roasting" of Rahm "Rahmbo" Emanuel by PE BHO back in 2005. Kudos to the artist for seeing this for what it is, a bunch of so-called intellectuals voting in a man of whom they know nothing about, and proclaiming him as THE ONE. The more I think of it the more I laugh at the ones who call US mindless for not voting for him. At least there was SOMETHING we liked in McCain; his national service, experience - there was a record there. With BHO it's all fluff. Nu, Vos darf men rayden fun a dovor haMetza'er, May we hear only good news from now on. btw, I already ordered a whole new library of seforim based on the refundable tax credits I'm about to get next year!


Anonymous said...

B'emes gut meshugeh:

'Obama's advisers met with Hamas'
(from the JPost):


(sorry it didn't come up as a link, so "cut & paste").

Anonymous said...

>>a bunch of so-called intellectuals . . . proclaiming him as THE ONE.

Now you know how non-Lubavitchers feel!

Anonymous said...

An "Ingerishe" Classic!


I've seen photos before but I've never heard the man speak -

His far faiyer and vasser English is mamesh tzi lecken di finger.

R' Nuchem makes some of your alte Russishe Chasidim look educated.

Anonymous said...

R' Nuchem Rosenberg tells the story of the recent attempt on his life.

(story at http://hamercaz.com/hamercaz/site/news_item.php?id=2054)

See the video:

The Bray of Fundie said...

As most non Chabad people consider the Rebbe to be b'ginzei meromim could the cartoonist be intimating that BHO will not survive his term in office?

Anarchist Chossid said...

You had to post this? No you didn’t. No more than a king’s son has to pay a prostitute and sleep with her in the famous moshol.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

I see your point, axe.

Anonymous said...

How about the prince who sells his shoe to buy a mule to compete with a horse to win him the affections of a queen who is twice his age?

Anonymous said...

Forget the drivel, it's ALL a huge TRAGEDY!

The Chicago crazies have come onto the world stage, big time!

Is Obama a "Judaeophile", even as for 20 years he followed, lauded and defended the abominable "Reverand Wright" (only from Chicago) who damned America and cursed Israel and the toady "Father" Pfleger (from Chicago, of course) who defended Farrakhan (from Chicago, naturally) -- and it's now all "blessed" by the Moetzes, who say it's "kosher" to accept Obama? NOT SO FAST...!

How blind and crazy is all this?

As the saying goes: Politics makes for some very odd (and tragic) bedfellows (especially in Chicago it seems)!

The first recent note that something unusual and screwy (and in all likelihood Machiavellian) was brewing in the post-election Obama camp concerning Jews and Judaism was Obama's rush to appoint the Jewish/Israeli Rahm Emanuel (from Chicago) as his "chief of staff" in waiting.

Now it also happens to be that according to "The Failed Messiah" blog http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2008/11/obamas-mo-chief.html and http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2008/11/guest-post-rabb.html Rahm was one of the people behind the government attacks on Rubashkin (according to his rabbi, see the rabbi's letter, reproduced below) and he is also married to a woman who has a very doubtful and unknown "conversion" To Judaism even though he belongs to an "accepting" Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel's rabbi (in Chicago) Rabbi Asher Lopatin (received his ordination from Rav Aron Soloveichik and Yeshivas Brisk and also from Yeshiva University in New York) is at http://www.asbi.org/harav/index.htm and he seems more Arabist than rabbi from his profile of academic credentials.

Bottom line Rahm, like Obama is a closet Marxist and maybe even an outright communist, certainly they are radical Liberals worthy of the old Weathermen types a la Bill Ayers and company who breathed life into Obama's political life originally. For Rahm's love of Hegel (the progenitor of Marxism) see the revealing article at The New Yorker "Emanuel In Full" http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2008/11/17/081117ta_talk_widdicombe

Then Rahm's father (from Chicago) blew it by insulting the Arabs (imagine that, an honest man!), forcing Rahm to apologize http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4AC99K20081113 for his father's mean remark about Arabs:

"In an interview with Ma'ariv, Emanuel's father, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, said he was convinced that his son's appointment would be good for Israel. "Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel," he was quoted as saying. "Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House." See http://www.vosizneias.com/22512/2008/11/13/washington-rahm-emanuels-apologizes-for-arab-remark-made-by-his-father/

Then another older interview surfaces of Obama (from Chicago) claiming: "And I’d say, probably, intellectually I’ve drawn as much from Judaism as any other faith" ("Obama's [2004] Fascinating Interview with Cathleen Falsani" at http://blog.beliefnet.com/stevenwaldman/2008/11/obamas-interview-with-cathleen.html )

And now rounding it all off is a very tragic statement from Agudas Yisroel of America, Council of Torah Sages (one of them, as you know, is Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Levin is in Chicago, and it's reliably said that it was frum Jewish nursing home owners in Chicago that also supported Obama's first runs for Illinois state office) calling on Orthodox Jews to "kiss Obama's tuches" and make up with the Jew-haters and self-hating Jews, and that those who supported Senator John McCain now need to unite behind the tzadikel Obama: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=25913

"Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Statement on Presidential Elections
November 13, 2008

15 Cheshvan 5769
November 13, 2008

Throughout the long years of our Golus, Jews have always been loyal citizens of the countries in which they have resided. Gedolei Yisroel through the generations have emphasized the importance of showing hakoras hatov to our host nations and according honor to their leaders. This is particularly so when those nations have provided a hospitable environment for the growth and development of the Jewish community.

Perhaps no nation in the history of humankind has shown greater friendship to the Jewish people than the country in which we reside, the United States of America. America has proven itself to be a medinah shel chesed, a land that has been good and kind to Jews both within its borders and beyond.

The American people have voted to elect a new president, Senator Barack Obama, who is pledged to continue this great tradition of chesed. It is incumbent upon all Jews, even those of us who may have supported the candidacy of Senator John McCain, to show President-elect Obama the proper dignity and honor due to the leader of our country – and, it goes without saying, to distance ourselves from any intemperate rhetoric that demeans the office of the presidency.

We take this opportunity to offer congratulations and best wishes to President-elect Obama, with whom we look forward to a warm and productive relationship. May Hashem, in Whose hand the hearts of all earthly leaders reside, guide America’s new president to succeed in carrying out his awesome responsibilities in a manner that will bring great blessing to the Jewish people, to America, and to all of humankind.

Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America"

If the above isn't a TRAGEDY, then nothing is when most Yiddishe Mamas and kinder are in a panic of Obama's impending rise to power.

Supposedly some worried people went to ask Rav Chaim Kaneivski a shailah, see:


"Maran Rav Kanievsky on the Election of Obama

November 6, 2008

Maran Hagon Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita is quoted as having said [on Wednesday] - following the election of Senator Barack Obama as America’s next president, that this is not the first time that a black person was elected to a leadership post, ‘News1′ reports.

Yiddishkeit believes a person with black skin is a descendant of Cham, the son of Noach, upon who it is written “he will serve his brother”. Rav Kanievsky stated in regard to the president-elect that he will be a “servant who rules”, adding there is a historical precedent with King Herod (Hurdus), who was also black. “Herod made Tzaros for Am Yisrael, but he also built the Beis HaMikdosh” stated the Rav.

There is a measure of ambivalence regarding Herod, who came from a family of converts. He began ruling over Malchus Yehuda in the year 37 BCE after conquering Yerushalayim from the last Chasmonaim king, Matisyahu Antignus. He was supported by the Roman Senate. (Yechiel Spira - YWN Israel)"

and at


"Bnei Brak, Israel - Rabbi Kanievsky Compares Obama To 'Hordus' Who Rebuilt The 'Beis Hamikdosh'

Published on: November 5th, 2008 at 11:13 PMNews Source: News 1 Israel -Link-

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky (Hebrew: חיים קנייבסקי‎, born January 8, 1928) is a world-renowned Charedi rabbi and posek living in Bnei Brak, Israel.Bnei Brak, Israel -

With anxiety and uncertainly roiling at the recent election of Barack Obama, As a young inexperienced chief will take the helm of being the president of the united States, Rabbi Chaim Kanievksy, Shlita, reacted to the development by saying there was nothing to worry about.

In an apparent response to requests for guidance regarding the issue, Rabbi Kanievsky compared Sen. Obama to King Hordus, who rose from humble origins to become king of ancient Israel and build the Beis Hamikdash." From here in the Hebrew original: http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/001-D-178141-00.html?tag=02-22-29

And now this:

"Chicago, IL - Obama In 2004 Interview Cited Judaism as Part Of His Influence"

http://www.vosizneias.com/22498/2008/11/13/chicago-il-obama-in-2004-interview-cited-judaism-as-his influence/

[Photo. When Obama ran for senator in 2004 he visited a local Chabad rabbi (in Chicago). Caption reads:] "8/20/04 Rabbi Yossi Brackman, Director of the Chabad Jewish Center had the opportunity to meet Democratic Senate candidate Barack Obama. Mr. Obama expressed his admiration for the work of the Chabad Jewish Center and looks forward to visiting in the fall after the election."

And in case anyone forgets, this is what "Reverand" Wright (who is wrong) said in his notorious sermons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk3LXvVlsI4 and what "Father" Pfleger who defends both Wright (who is wrong) AND the Jew-hater Farrakhan as in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjJlsGrlbUs

Note, that Obama's political guru and the mastermind behind his election is the Jewish David Axelrod (who is from Chicago, where else).

Oh yeah, and now they are talking of the one and only Senator Hillary Clinton (another Chicagoan) for Secretary of State even though Hillary now should be representing and worrying about the Jews of New York who she will now dump if it's good for her and Bill's "career", and she had no problem kissing Suha Arafat once upon a time: (photo: Hillary heartily kissing Suha).

Here's the letter wherin Rahm Emanuel's rabbi admits that Rahm was a key player behind the government attacks on the Rubashkins and justifying it, and that as far as he (the rabbi) is concerned Rahm's wife and hence his kids are not Halachically Jewish even though they are members of his supposedly Modern Orthodox synagogue (why is that not worse for Yiddishkeit than anything the Rubashkin's allegedly did according to "Rahm & his Rabbi"?): see http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2008/11/guest-post-rabb.html

"November 10, 2008
GUEST POST: Rabbi Asher Lopatin On Rahm Emmanuel...

In response to comments left on this previous post, Rabbi Asher Lopatin writes:

Dear Fellow Readers of the Failed Messiah Blog:

Please read and reread Wikipedia carefully: It does not mention who converted Amy Rule, nor does it say that it was an Orthodox conversion. Rahm Emanuel and his family are well liked members of our Modern Orthodox synagogue, but we are proud that Anshe Sholom attracts many members who would not necessarily classify themselves as Orthodox – or as any denomination. We strive to be inclusive and non-judgmental. People would have to ask Rahm and Amy what denomination, if any, they feel they are part of.

When giving Rahm a heter for being on a conference call on Rosh Hashana, I did tell him that if he could have a gentile make the call it would be preferable. I feel as strongly now as I did a month a go that passing the bailout was a critical part of preventing the melt-down of the world economy, and that that is a Pikuach Nefesh issue. My Rav, Rav Ahron Soloveichik was a hawk, as all Briskers are, when it comes to enforcing Pikuach Nefesh even in a case of Chashasha Rechoka. People may disagree whether the bailout was the right thing to do, but Rahm felt it was critical, and my p'sak was based on his take on the situation, which I feel was appropriate.

I doubt I have had any influence on Rahm Emanuel regarding Agriprocessors – in fact, I don't think it is my role to get involved with influencing my members on political issues. I have spoken in shul of my concern with Agriprocessors, but not in the context of what a Congressman should do or say.

Finally, even though I was not involved in Amy Rule's conversion, I remain deeply concerned about the rejection of many halachically valid conversions, and also at the lack of communal effort to halachically convert legitimate adult and child candidates to Judaism. I salute Rabbi Marc Angel for his voice on this matter as well as Rabbi Michael Broyde who is working towards explaining the halachic options with Ger Katan.

Rabbi Asher Lopatin"

It's all a HUGE, MADE IN CHICAGO, TRAGEDY, that's for sure!

Anonymous said...

Today is the Yahrzeit of the gadol Hador, Moreinu verabbenu Harav Elazar Menachem Man Chach, Zatsal.

Anonymous said...

Un-Linking Lincoln to Obamania.

Somebody sent this out:

"Jewish President?
Was there a Jewish President?

On the twelfth of February, 1809, nearly 200 years ago, a young, poor illiterate woman from Virginia, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, gave birth to a son, in a log cabin, built along the banks of the south fork of Nolin Creek, near what is now Hodgenville, Kentucky.

That baby, whom she named Abraham, grew to become one of our greatest, and most tragic, national leaders.

Lincoln was a man of great spiritual conviction. Yet, and I find this fact fascinatingly instructive, Abraham Lincoln was the only American president not to have declared himself a member of any particular religious faith. That fact has given rise to a great deal of interesting speculation. In fact, there are those who believe that Honest Abe was Jewish. After all, his name was Abraham. His great-grandfather was named Mordechai. Lincoln was the only President not to have a formal religious affiliation. He was neither raised in a church nor did he ever belong to a church.

And there's more... the town of Lincoln, in eastern England, whence his ancestors came, has an interesting Jewish history.

A Jewish community was established there in 1159. During Crusader riots, the Sheriff of Lincoln saved the Jews by giving them official protection. St. Hugh, the great Bishop of Lincoln, taught love of Jews to his parishioners. His death was marked by an official period of mourning among Lincoln's Jews.

Rabbi Joseph of Lincoln was a scholar mentioned in the Talmud; Aaron of Lincoln was a financier whose operations extended all over he country. In 1255, Lincoln's Jews were accused of ritual murder. Ninety-one Lincoln Jews were sent to London for trial and 18 were executed. Notwithstanding, the Lincoln Jewish community flourished until 1290, when they were forcibly expelled by edict.

Most Jewish historians assume that all the Jews of Lincoln left in 1290. But could it be possible that some remained, practicing their Judaism in secret...passing the family secret from generation to generation? The more we learn of the secret life of Spanish Jewry following the Expulsion of 1492, the more we must at least consider the possibility of the same thing occurring elsewhere.

When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, whole Jewish communities sat shivah. Rabbis all over the country eulogized the fallen President. Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the man who created Reform Judaism in this country, began his eulogy with the words... "Brethren, the lamented Abraham Lincoln believed himself to be bone from our bone and flesh from our flesh. He supposed himself to be a descendant of Hebrew parentage He said so in my presence."

Lincoln was often questioned about his religious beliefs. Time and again, he told of a special passage from Scripture that summed up his theology. It was the twentieth chapter of the Book of Exodus he recommended that every American study, learn and follow. In English it is usually referred to as the Ten Commandments.

Rabbi Jeff Kahn

Temple Har Shalom, Warren, N.J.:

PS from Marlene: Abraham Lincoln was Jewish. I typed an extensive research paper from a Professor in Rutgers who studied this topic extensively and found, beyond any reasonable doubt, that Abe Lincoln was Jewish. She has absolute proof from checking out his ancestry and going back to his hometown where she did years of work on this topic. Her research was complete and absolute. Her name is Professor Elizabeth Hirschman, Rutgers University.

The following was the response:

Lincoln was no hero and he was not a Jew!

The US Civil War was huge tragedy and Lincoln has a lot to do with it!

Lincoln was a vulgar war-mongering hick with a disregard for human life (maybe he would have been a much nicer and kinder person if he had attended any religious services more often), all in the name of setting the black slaves free, who would have attained economic freedom and political rights in time without his crude threats of violence against the South, as over the decades (ten of them from the 1860s to the 1960s) the South's economy would have invariably modernized, industrialized, mechanized, automated and moved away from labor-intensive farming, as it has done by now and blacks now sit around in the South twiddling their thumbs as the White farmers manage their huge productive farms using farming machinery and technology and manage without Black slave labor, thank you very much.

Lincoln's words and actions antagonized the Southerners, raised the drum-beats of war, gave encouragement to the greedy and jealous Northerner's power elites who wanted to bury the RICH South once and for all and who pushed the Southern states to secede resulting in all-out total war and with his misguided policies and "philosophies" caused the deaths of well over 600,000 Americans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_casualties_of_war and millions wounded by denying the solid Confederate States of America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America their historical rights to secede from the Union, no different to the original 13 American Colonies that had seceded from the British Crown less than 100 years earlier!
or the same rights enjoyed by Canada that had successfully fought to keep the USA at bay and stay independent and part of the British Empire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812

There were many important Jews in the South, and there is a lot of information about them and their history and roles there, see
and http://www.jewishmag.com/112mag/confederates/confederates.htm
and many, many articles and books like those that show that Jews living in the South fully supported, armed and fought for the Confederacy.

In fact "the brains of the Confederacy" was none other than a very famous secretive but little studied Jew, former US Senator Judah P. Benjamin
who was at various times the Confederacy's official Secretary of State, Attorney General and Secretary of War. (Unfortunately, like many Southern and Northern Jews, he had intermarried). Throughout the war he was the chief adviser to President Jefferson Davis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Davis
of the Confederate States of America, who himself had been an honorable US Senator, senior US army officer and decorated war hero and a much more able, competent and HONEST man than the bumpkin self-educated Lincoln could ever hope to be.

Lincoln was a rough brutal man, who hired the most cold-blooded brutal generals who fought the most brutal bloody war in American history that even ranks as one of the worst conflicts in world history. It was the first modern "total" war only subsequently "out-gunned" by World War I. More Americans died in the US Civil War than in ALL of the other wars COMBINED the USA has fought to date. Noone caused more loss of American military and civilian life than the Union armies under Lincoln's generals.

Lincoln was mythologized and became a "legend" only because he was assassinated, like JFK later became, even though both these men brought the USA to the brink of disaster without proving what they could do in peace. At least Nixon aided Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and he ended the Vietnam War that Kennedy ignited. Eisenhower who was cool to Israel's 1956 victory ended the Korean War started under the Jewish favorite Truman. Likewise the first President Bush who was not so friendly to Israel, sent an army to defeat Iraq and Saddam Hussein who had invaded Kuwait and fired his notorious 39 scuds at Israel. The second President Bush finally brought Iraq to its knees and even though he forced Israel to withdraw from Gaza, he got rid of Saddam Hussein, Israel's worst enemy in decades, once and for all.

At least Eisenhower, Nixon and the two Bushes (like Lincoln they too are Republicans, but unlike him they did not shed anywhere near the amount of blood he did, mercifully), they fought America's EXTERNAL enemies AND were VICTORIOUS against them bringing PEACE, unlike Lincoln who decided it was fine to kill out his own countrymen from the South, no matter how many Northerners had to die in the process doing so, all in militaristic cold blood and even though the shooting ended a few days before Lincoln was shot to death, the enmity between South and North still runs deep (that's why Booth killed Lincoln) and even though the Civil War ended, Blacks in the USA were still left politically and economically stranded as segregated second class citizens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws
until Eisenhower and the Warren Court of the 1950s and Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s REALLY freed them, something that would have happened WITHOUT Lincoln's all-out Civil War as the institution of slavery became totally outdated and dysfunctional and of no use politically or economically as time moved on into the 19th and 20th centuries. The newer much more dangerous totalitarian ideologies of Communism, Fascism, Socialism and Nationalism long overtook old-fashioned US style slavery as political threats and human catastrophes and tragedies by the time the 20th century rolled along.

So what did Lincoln achieve? Nothing but death and destruction, including his own. He pitted brother against brother when the Confederacy and the Union could have co-existed in peace as the US co-exists today in peace with Canada and Mexico, via NAFTA and more, on its very LONG borders with those independent countries!

War was not needed to end slavery in the South. Time, economics and history would have made slavery outmoded, defunct and left it on the scrap heap of history much like the Cold War was won by the West even though the USSR was armed to the teeth America with nuclear weapons yet the USA did not go to war with it but let it die a natural death on its own that took less than 100 years, but Lincoln and the Northerners were in a hurry and had another agenda: the complete quick crushing of the South as an economic and political power center in North America and establish the North's supremacy once and for all. Even after the Civil War, most Northerners were as much racists and segregationists as Southerners!

Lincoln was a total disgrace to the human race and he deserves no honor nor sympathy. Why anyone would want to honor him, or hook him up with dubious and false Jewish ancestry, should be a mystery.

Besides, Lincoln was the founder of the Republican Party that opposed slavery and hence they were pro-war, and he was opposed by the Northern Democratic Party (who were against the war), and that is why Southerners for over a century subsequently joined the Democrats, not because they loved being Democrats, but because they had clear memories of what the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln did to them. Why would Democrats want to honor him at all?

So making Lincoln into a great "Jewish" figure is what they call in Yiddish bubba-maises ("old wives tales"/"fairy tales" of him being a sorta "Jew") and it's only coming up now because Barack Hussein Obama is going around saying he is "reading Lincoln" and gets inspired from it (a lot safer than saying he is reading all the nasty things that the apostate and self-hating proven Jewish antisemite Karl Marx wrote and said about the Jews, which he probably has done lots of) and probably, with all those Marxist and Socialist-leaning Jewish-born supporters and advisers around Obama sooner or later someone is going to say that Obama is somehow either a "secret Jew" or of Jewish descent from the "Ten Lost Tribes" in East Africa on his father's side or from the "Anusim/Marranos" on his mother's side or something far-fetched and fanciful like that, maybe even tapping into Michelle Obama's "Jewish rabbi" convert cousin? See
or, who knows, or maybe we're gonna be told soon that Obama is a member of the "Black Hebrew Israelites"? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hebrew_Israelites
as big a group of deluded and obnoxious frauds and liars one can find!

Myth-making is always a popular past-time when people do not know and do not wish to learn and study the facts of history!

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who may have a non-prejudiced brain in their head.


Here is a photo of a REAL Civil War Jew, Judah P. Benjamin (1811-1884) per Wikipedia:

and Judah P. Benjamin in the Confederate Cabinet, per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ConfederateCabinet.jpg in the original Confederate Cabinet: L-R: Judah P. Benjamin, Stephen Mallory, Christopher Memminger, Alexander Stephens, LeRoy Pope Walker, Jefferson Davis, John H. Reagan and Robert Toombs.