Apr 19 2011
Obama compares the Jewish Passover message to the Muslim uprisings in the Middle East.
Israel Matzav – Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in Muslim uprisings. “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa.”
The lesson of the Exodus from Egypt is that God came and redeemed His people from bondage because, as the Rabbis tell us, the Jews maintained their unique identity throughout the 430 years of bondage in Egypt, and as a reward God redeemed the Jews from Egypt. The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a Jewish story and not a universal one. That’s one reason why any Passover message that omits God is false. It was God who took us out of Egypt. We did not take ourselves out.
Once again, with Obama, God gets no mention. Neither does Jerusalem despite the fact that Jews around the World ended their seder with ‘next year in Jerusalem.’ (What does that mean, Barry? No, doesn’t mean a ‘Palestinian state’ or an Egyptian ‘democracy). Israel gets a mention but only for the pipe dream of Obama’s brand of peace with our neighbors.
Sarah Palin says, “Next year in Jerusalem.”
“Tonight is Passover, the Jewish people’s celebration of their deliverance from bondage and their Exodus to theLand of Israel. Passover contains poignant spiritual and historical meaning for Jews, but it also reminds all of us of mankind’s universal aspiration to be free from bondage and oppression. As Jews in Israel, the Middle East’s only liberal democracy, gather for Passover, we hope for the spread of freedom and peace throughout the region. On this Passover holiday, our family sends our best wishes to the Jewish community. Chag kasher V’Sameach. Happy Passover. And next year in Jerusalem.
GLENN BECK ON OBAMA’S REINVENTION OF PASSOVER