Thursday, December 17, 2009

Obama Quotes Zecharia

President Obama quoted this verse in Zecharia:

לֹא בְחַיִל, וְלֹא בְכֹחַ--כִּי אִם-בְּרוּחִי, אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת

Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the LORD of hosts

I'm still waiting for him to quote this verse in Zecharia:

וְהָיָה, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא; אֲבַקֵּשׁ, לְהַשְׁמִיד אֶת-כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם, הַבָּאִים, עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִָם

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.


At Thu Dec 17, 04:12:00 PM 2009, Blogger Neshama said...

When did he quote this? At that Chanukah 'party' that was forced upon him? In what context was this said?

I read that two 'local' chassidim were also on the list; and this seemed to be a "BIG" thing as far as they were concerned. Some people are still in the dark, even while celebrating Chanukah with all their chassidishe hiddurim!!

At Thu Dec 17, 04:44:00 PM 2009, Blogger yaak said...

Yes, at the Hanuuka party.

I saw some commenters on another Jewish site equate Obama's Hanukka party to the party of Ahashveirosh. They said something like "Ahashveirosh's party served Kosher food too!"

That said, I really cannot blame those who went. Going to this doesn't mean you support the president - it means that you are a Jewish leader who wants to promote Jewish causes in Washington, and an effective way of doing so is by going to this party. If I were invited, I would have to think about going. I'd probably ask a She'eila.


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