Friday, October 09, 2009

Moving Jewish History Forward

Nine months into his first presidential term, the preternaturally powerful President of the United States just won the Nobel Peace Prize for, "creating a new climate in international politics." Said another way, he was awarded the prize for what he said in Cairo, rather than for anything he's actually accomplished. Some political commentators believe that he won merely for not being George W. Bush.

I am not a political animal. I tend to see things in terms of what's going on in the spiritual realm. And here we have a man who rockets to one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful political positions in the world on the basis of virtually no track record and verbal promises of change. This man is part Christian (Edom) and part Muslim (Yishmael). He literally embodies both of the historical enemies of the Jewish people.

So, Barak Obama comes out of nowhere. Shoots to the top of the world stage, reflecting the legacies of the two peoples who have caused the most anguish for Am Yisrael throughout history. And now, nine months on the job, the international community recognizes him as having done more to bring peace to the world than any other human being on the face of the earth.

You're kidding, right? On the face of it, it's just too bizarre to believe.

That's why I believe that this can only be the hand of Gd, moving Jewish history forward. And that gives me great, great comfort.

3 comments:

Dan - Israeli Uncensored News said...

Obama cannot get the prize because of his Cairo speech. The submission was in January, and the prize has to awarded on the then merits rather than his June speech.

bataliyah said...

Dan - That makes it all the more bizarre! It means he was nominated just days after his January 20 inauguration.

Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

BA it is as clear to ME as it is to YOU who is running things. I'm just waiting for Rabbi Lazer to comment...