November 3, 2008

Why Obama I am asked?

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 1:25 am

Someone came to me today and asked me, I just don’t get it, why would American Jews vote for this guy. Don’t they see it is a mistake? I tried to explain to him that Americans are bombarded with News 24 hours a day and they suffer from anxiety disorders (depression). They can’t see what we see as their vision is blurred from being scared of the future. They really think this guy will help them and fix their econnomy. There unable to see the damage he will do to Israel, the Jews and the economy. I then continued… I believe in my fellow Americans and I know they will make the right choice in the end and vote for McCain. Not because he will be a great President, he won’t be. But at least he won’t finish American/Israel and set us back 50 years. Then again, it doesn’t matter who anyone votes for because my vote is with Hashem and Moshiach will come this year either way.


  1. You know Hashem has his plan.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 3, 2008 @ 2:18 am

  2. I’ll be honest; I am much too young to be in position to talk politics. But if there is one thing I am sure of, is that if McCain, gets elected, he better stay alive throughout his presidency. I sincerely do not want Sarah Palin to be president, Chas V’Sholom.

    Comment by Zechariah — November 3, 2008 @ 4:54 am

  3. The U.S. and the world cannot stand another 4 years of Republican Politics. The so called Maverick has a record of 90% pro Bush voting. The world economy is going in the tank over it. McCain has proven he is old school. How many homes do you have? Palin will fit right in as she legislated to OIL. Alaska economy thrives on energy, mainly oil. Does this sound familiar?

    That said I’m Jewish and I’m for Barak Hussein Obama. That name sounds scary to me. Sounds like he’s Muslim. But when I hear spread the wealth I hear giving back to the middle class. When I hear CHANGE. I heard it from him first. And not some copied slogan like McCain’s. Most importantly he has said he wants to sit down with Iran. Iran poses a major threat to Israel. But moreover it poses a threat to the U.S. Have we forgotten 444 days? Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!

    Another 4 years of Republican rule and you might as well split this country up. And where will the superpower be to defend Israel then?
    My wallet can’t take another 4 years of the same. We need change. Because we’ve been sitting around in this dirty diaper called BUsh!

    Comment by Scott Bierman — November 3, 2008 @ 8:29 am

  4. This election has been the hardest for me. I’m not happy with anyone that we are voting be honest I don’t even want to vote this year at all, but I feel as a 42 yr old Jewish women I’m very privilege in this country to be able to do so, so I will vote because I can. Obama I don’t like, just something in my gut that says no! McCain and Palin I’m not crazy about either..American is not a perfect country and we do need a change, but how? But at what cost? Human beings just make a big mess out of everything…So I’ll vote my very best that I can with whatever little knowledge I have and trust Hashem for the out come..HE is the one in control! Not I or these politicians who think they are the ones that will change the world!! Making our hearts right before the L-ord will make changes! Doing what is holy and rightous before Hashem….America needs to be put on their knees….

    Comment by carrie goforth — November 3, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

  5. There are a lot of f16’s flying over northern Israel the last 24 hours. It is all day and night. They might be gearing up for some activity. If they hit Iran now, McCain wins the election. Could be their thought, then again, maybe they are running a drill. We are used to hearing f16’s here but never all night except during the war.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 4, 2008 @ 12:35 am

  6. I’m not yet of voting age (ohhh so close), but looking as objectively at this election as is possible, I’m swaying toward obama. I think that what our country needs right now is someone who can help our economy and get us back to a country of morals and principles that the founding fathers intended for us to be. I haven’t heard any of McCains plans that are any different from George W. Bush’s and if he ch”v is elected and dies in office then there is no question in my mind that our country is going down the toilet. I also think that there is no reason to say that if Obama is elected Israel will be in a worse place. Who knows? We all thought that Bush would be great for Israel but look at him now, trying to split up the state and give all the land to the arabs! All I’m saying is that IMHO, I don’t think that whether or nott someone will be good for israel is a good enough reason to vote for them.

    Comment by Chana — November 4, 2008 @ 4:22 am

  7. Well, I just returned from the mikvah where I stayed under water a long time to remove the din, judgment, which would transpire if Obama was elected. I think that explains my opinion enough. May Hashem protect the Jewish people. This man does have a history of supporting Muslim activities. I would rather Paitlan or Arnold Schwarzenegger be Presedent quite frankly.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 5, 2008 @ 6:06 am

  8. Ninety minutes ago, Obama was declared victor of the American election. I wonder if there are people of good will for ALL, who hear the alarm by Jewish leadership (such as that provided by Reb Moshe), who remember Israel’s support for South African apartheid and wonder whether, within our most honored religious strains, there is a loss of moral bearing.. I have a fundamentalist Christian, beloved friend, from Down South, who’s inbred racism (despite her profession to the new southern enlightenment), has caused her in all “objectivity” to, consistently and emotionally come down, firmly, on the side of the continuation of race hatred.

    I marched with the great American civil rights movement and was there when the great Baptist minister of color spoke his famous dream. Thousands upon thousands of mostly Jews and Blacks cheered out our unity.

    Do Jews still care about brotherhood, as was so popular in the public consciousness in those days? Is it a sin to be Muslim? Is it a sin to be a non-Jew? Is it a sin to promulgate racism?

    I am happy this morning, for the first time in years and years, to be an American and a human. The world is not as cynical and morally-stale a place as it was before this election. I invite Reb Moshe to recognize that a mensch as president is in Israel’s, America’s and the world’s interest. That is an obvious truth whether that person of uprightness be Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, gay or a woman.

    Traditional ways of thinking of what is good for the Jews, as epitomized by the embrace of racism, if it is considered in “our interests” is worse than short-sighted. It is positively evil.

    And, yes, Reb Moshe, I love you, anyway!


    Paul Chipkin

    Comment by Paul Chipkin — November 5, 2008 @ 9:27 am

  9. Paul, I think you are implying that my opinion of Obama is just racist. I have no problem with an African A President, I’m wondering if even skinheads voted for Obama that is how much people are scared. But this is a man who will happily talk to Iran and who has had muslim ties. Maybe you fell for it but I never believed he was such a strong supporter of Israel like he claims. Bottom line is, what is done is done. I’m not going to cry over spilled milk but I am going to pray much harder now to Hashem. Cause the times of Moshiach call for America to turn against Israel as is known and Obama at the forefront magnifies that this is the time period. As much as we want Moshiach now, the time period of Moshiach takes the greatest Faith, Courage and strength of every Jew.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 5, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

  10. Everything Hashem does has reason. I am accepting this decision of his but it is shocking. We will be okay somehow, after all, there is still a Senate, Congress so he doesn’t work alone. At least it is more clear to us in Israel that we are alone in our fight, in truth, we were closing our eyes to this before, now at least we see the reality

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 5, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

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