Obama, Let My People Go

Daniel Greenfield, CFP

3,000 years after the Jewish people left Egyptian slavery bound for the land of Israel, their freedom remains as elusive as ever. A new Pharaoh adjacent not to the Nile, but the Potomac, looks out from the White House and issues his decrees regarding the Jews.

No sooner does a Jew build a house in Jerusalem, than one of the Pharaoh’s flunkies rushes to condemn him for it. A week before Passover, one of those flunkies announced that the administration was both “deeply concerned” and “very worried” about new Jewish homes in Jerusalem. A day later Jewish families hoping to be able to live in their own holy city were greeted with the announcement that approval for more housing had been suspended to avoid offending the little man with the big ears in the White House.

The Obama Administration has spent more time condemning housing in Jerusalem, than genocide in the Sudan

The Obama Administration has spent more time condemning housing in Jerusalem, than genocide in the Sudan. If some parts of Israel are constantly being shelled by terrorists, the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem is constantly being shelled by administration spokesmen. Year after year, the people of an overcrowded city are frustrated in their efforts to find a place to live, when some White House or State Department flunky finishes sipping his coffee, gets up in front of a microphone and expresses the grave concern of his master that a new condominium might go up in a place where Jews had been living long before the religion of Obama’s grandmother was even a twinkle in her mad prophet’s eye.

Building permits in Jerusalem now undergo a perverse kind of astrology. Approvals for every stage of the process must happen at a time when no administration official is visiting Jerusalem, and no Israeli official is visiting the US. When Biden visited Jerusalem at the same time that a municipal housing approval came through—the administration staged a convulsive spectacle.

Biden threw a fit and stood up Netanyahu, Hillary Clinton shrilled that the housing approvals “were not only an insult to Biden, but an insult to the United States” and then spent 43 minutes berating the prime minister over the phone over what would have been a minor municipal issue in her own country. “There was an affront, it was an insult”, chimed in David Axelrod. A hundred media outlets took up the theme. The theme being that the Jews had gotten so arrogant that they were approving construction in their own city at the same time that a politician who had three times endorsed Jerusalem as the undivided capital had stopped by for a visit.

Obama is determined that Jews should not build in their own city

Pharaoh was determined to prevent the Jewish people from going off to build their own country. And now Obama is determined that Jews should not build in their own city. There is a vicious irony in the administration applying such repression before Passover, a holiday of free men and women taken out of the bonds of Egypt against the will of its tyrant. A reminder that the millions of Jews who cry out, “Next Year in Jerusalem” are reminded that a new tyrant bars their way.

In his Passover message, Obama cited the Islamist revolts in the Muslim world as embodying the message of the holiday. Applying the message of a holiday in which the Jewish people were liberated from Egypt—to celebrate rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which seeks to wipe out the Jewish people, is willfully perverse. The Bible says of Pharaoh that he rose as a new King who did not know Joseph. Obama clearly does not know Joseph, but he is quite familiar with Mohammed.

When Obama visited Egypt, souvenirs were sold of him in Pharaonic garb calling him “The New Tutankhamen”, after the Pharaoh who falsely pretended to be of a religion that he was not in order to revert its monotheism to polytheism. Obama has credited his Cairo speech with the Egyptian revolution. Seen in that light his Passover message is the ultimate act of egocentrism, crediting himself as the ultimate embodiment of Passover. There is something of the Pharaoh looking out upon the Nile in such self-adoration.

From the Muslim Brotherhood to the Palestinian Authority—the new slaughter of Jewish infants is backed by the authority of the United States government

From the Muslim Brotherhood to the Palestinian Authority—the new slaughter of Jewish infants is backed by the authority of the United States government. And a new generation of Jewish overseers, from organizations such as J-Street, compels obedience to the man whose government is pushing hard for the creation of a genocidal Palestinian state.

It is not hard to hear the mad echoes of that ancient Pharaoh conspiring with his courtiers, issuing press releases on the projected benefits of his Slavery 2300 initiative, and berating his Jewish overseers for not pushing their brethren hard enough. And as with all master-slave relations it is hard to know whom to be more disgusted by. The Pharaoh whose ego outshines all other considerations or the slaves who bow under the lash of his wrath.

The cyclical nature of history is both our blessing and our curse. It allows us to learn from the past, which torments us by its repetition. The Pharaohs come and go. Blazing stars of ego that crash against the heavens and fall back as cinders to fertilize the soil of history. As do their followers. The lessons go more unlearned, than learned. And so the wheel turns again. Like a puppet in a Punch and Judy show, Pharaoh rises and postures, shakes a tiny fist at the heavens, and proclaims his supremacy. The lesson that follows is not for his benefit, but for ours. The egomaniac never learns any better. Nor do the blank hordes who enlist in his cult of personality. It is the people who know better but remain silent who must learn.
Evil destroys itself, but first it destroys a great deal else

No one who reads the Bible can help but measure when the conduct of the pharaohs topple from cruelty into madness. When self-interest turns to self-destruction. The enslavement of the Jews begins as a means to an end, the glorification of the reign of the ruler, and ends as an goal in and of itself that destroys all the ends it was meant to serve. This is how tyranny always ends, its execution destroying its justifications. The economic programs of Nazism and Communism still ended in poverty and ruin, no matter how many rivers of blood they spilled. Evil destroys itself, but first it destroys a great deal else.

In his final lecture before fleeing the Soviet Union, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein warned that the exile of the spirit is worse than the slavery of the flesh. It is the first exile and the final exile. Before the body is enslaved, the spirit is enslaved. And even after the body is free, the spirit still goes on in chains.

That is why the physical slavery of the Jews in Egypt fell far short of the 400 years that had been foretold to Abraham. For the slavery of the spirit precedes and endures past the actual slavery. Even when they were prosperous citizens of Egypt before the chains fell on them and after when they marched out highhandedly as a liberated people—the shackles had not fallen from their spirit. They were free by law, but slavery had crept into their souls. The message of that final climactic night, to slaughter a sheep and paint its blood upon their doorposts was a declaration of freedom, to kill the sheep within. The herd animal that longed for slavery and that even in the desert turned its eyes back to the place of its servitude.The Jews had come to Egypt as shepherds, but Egypt had turned them into sheep.

The liberation began when Moshe and Aaron stood before Pharaoh and dared to say to him, what none had dared to say before. Let My People Go. With those words the end had come. Not with mere force but by establishing a superior moral authority to that of the tyrant. It is easy to be a slave, when you have no higher principle than the authority of the system. And to be free, you must find a higher principle than that authority or you will be forever a slave.

Few tyrants rule solely by force. Their authority derives from their insistence that they represent the common good. To challenge them is to undermine the common good. Their way is the way of peace. The way of the Peace Process, which has converted Israel from a strong and secure nation, to a divided nation pierced by a genocidal enemy state inside its territory. It is in everyone’s best interests to follow the will of the tyrant. To oppose him is to disrupt the harmony. Building homes in Jerusalem is disruptive. It is not peaceful. Why? Because that is what the tyrant says. And to accede to that is to accept the moral authority of his rule.

“Let My People Go”, redefined the men and women who had been Pharaoh’s slaves as “Ami”, the People of G-d. Not slaves of a tyrant, but a people and a nation whose only allegiance was to their Creator. To say to a tyrant, “Let My People Go” is to deny his physical and moral authority. His right to dispose of their lives as he sees fit. It begins the process of breaking the chains of the flesh, by breaking the chains of the spirit that binds a people to slavery.
Stop your financing of Islamic terrorists

Obama, Let My People Go. Let them go live in Jerusalem and throughout their land. Take away your chains and your pyramids and your Palestinian state. Stop your financing of Islamic terrorists. Keep your press releases and your flacks, and your notes of “deep concern” every time a hammer hits a nail in territory claimed by your Islamic friends. Your way is not that of peace, but of appeasement. Your law is the will of terrorists and their enablers. This is not your land. It is not the land of the Muslim conquerors whose rights you so assiduously defend. You have no physical or moral authority here.

Let my people go.

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  1. keelie says: Sonia – one of the qualities of a truly religious person is that of graciousness.

    Need I say more?

    Who said that? 🙂

  2. Oat # 11.


    I didn’t say that. I posted the criticism of some Christian Baptists and gave the link in title in RED. Hit the link and go to the bottom of the comment. I drafted a rather long explanation which you hate to read and generally don’t.I scrapped the whole draft, so in partial ans. to your questions I give you three audio clips with explanations better and more entertaining than I could. If you do listen; get your bible, a pad and pen and any Christian study guide you use ready beforehand and if you are in anyway in disagreement with the information transmitted let me know.
    mms://stream.simpletoremember.com/simpletoremember/singer/lb/How%20Do%20Missionaries%20Paint%20Jesus.mp3 Alma is from about the 35th min.



  3. Ignore the man with the Big Ears and forge forward Israel…

    Jane Munro says:

    hell is hot and the flames are licking at his feet

    considering themselves wise they become fools.

    Pray for Israel and trust God to complete what he has already begun.

    I got the same messages from Chinese fortune cookies! Maybe we eat at the same restaurant?

    “My girlfriend’s so intense… She woke me up the other night and asked, “If you could tell exactly when and how you were going to die, would you want to know?” I said, “Heck no, why?” “Doesn’t matter, just go back back to sleep…” “

  4. Ignore the man with the Big Ears and forge forward Israel…hell is hot and the flames are licking at his feet. As for those that are debating the virgin birth and who God and Jesus are…considering themselves wise they become fools. Pray for Israel and trust God to complete what he has already begun.

  5. Hi, Yamit. You said,

    “The Bible also says that Joseph did not “know” (was not intimate with) Mary until after the birth of Jesus. Using or selling the NABRE is tantamount to blasphemy. The virgin birth of Jesus is what defines Him as 100% God and 100% man.”

    You did a better job than most, on catching the translation problem. The word “nabre”, used in Isaiah, could indeed have been translated either as “young woman” or “virgin”. You are correct in saying that it should properly be translated as “virgin”, since the birth of the child “Emanuel” was to be a “sign”; and a young woman having a son called Emanuel could hardly be taken as a “sign”. It’s refreshing, to see a Jew such as yourself, very interested in the Bible, come to the conclusion that a virgin birth was prophesied in TaNaKh.

    Call me a “Birther”, if you will, but I’ve had trouble for some time, understanding the “virgin birth” narrative. That’s because

    (1) Messiah was prophesied to be the descendant of David; and there is no account anywhere that shows Mary as a descendant of David (Catholic tradition that she was the daughter of Anna and Joachim shows that neither of the two genealogies in the NT — both of which went through Joseph — were of Mary); and

    (2) Paul said in Romans 2, that Jesus was the descendant of David IN THE FLESH.

    A virgin birth makes these scriptures difficult to reconcile; and as a result I have scrutinized the references to it in Matthew and Luke carefully. The New Testament, after all, has been “improved” over the ages by copyists much more than the “Old”, and such an error is possible. Your correct assessment of the passage in Isaiah, however, convinces me that the virgin birth was indeed written, much as it appears in translation, by the original authors. The quote from Isaiah, by the way, is in Matthew 1, not Luke:

    “[18] Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
    [19] Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
    [20] But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
    [21] And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    [22] Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
    [23] Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
    [24] Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
    [25] And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”

    My conclusion of the matter, which reconciles all the passages I’ve cited, is that (1) there was a virgin birth, and (2) the child was PHYSICALLY the son of Joseph.

    I can accept the idea of virgin birth, because (1) God said, through Isaiah, that it would happen, and (2) the Bible is replete with miraculous births of various types. That said, the baby had to have SOMEONE’s DNA, seeing that God is not a physical human and has no DNA. Paul infers that Jesus’ yDNA was that derived from David, so it’s reasonable to assume that it was identical to Joseph’s. Whether the account is TRUE or not, is up to the reader to decide; but the CONCEPT is Biblically sound.

    That said, I will have to amend your “100% God and 100% Man” statement. True, the Catholic churches use the virgin birth as a basis for their “god-man” claim embodied in the Trinity doctrine. The fact of a virgin birth, however, does not say either that Jesus was God nor that God is a human; and since, as Jesus himself said, “The scripture cannot be broken”, the scriptures cannot be interpreted as the Catholics interpreted them. Messiah was a human only and not God, in both “testaments”. Therefore, of course, the Trinity doctrine is incorrect.

  6. I believe from reading this article, which was so well written, the real problem lies with those whom are blinded by their own worship of themselves to ever see any truth to what is really going on in the US or Israel. As an American citizen whom did not vote for “the guy whose ears are much bigger than his heart” may I say, not all agree with him nor his followers. Not all Americans are against you…as we believe that those in our own govenement that want to enslave us as well as hand Israel over to the wolves. We have a common enemy, and fighting amongst ourselves makes us play right into that enemy’s hand. “King Saul” was voted in by the people, but he was not the King chosen by the Lord…all Kings and Pharoahs eventually do come to an end. And, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…is still on His throne. As I will continue to pray for America, and Israel and speak out even when my own people shun me…Our spirits may be hurt…but they are NOT broken. Continue fighting the good fight, and look to the ONE whom decides the fate of us all. May He bless America and Israel as I will continue to stand with what I believe is the right to one’s freedom, promoting good and not evil as we both need help from the One who can give that to us. Happy Passover as you celebrate this great holiday with your families and friends. Please do not let the enemy steal your joy as you do remember why you celebrate. Celebrate and love whom you have with you today…the fighting spirit is still there and needs to be, but for this time, love one another. You have had enough stolen from you…this special time belongs to you. Best wishes to all.

    Sincerely, from my heart,


  7. zev wanderer says:
    April 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I think both you and that other mental defect Yamit0000 belong in a loonie bin.

    Heh wanderer, why don’t you? Wander!

    Have a nice day, don’t!

  8. Obama, Let My People Go …Pesach: The Great Sabbat….Chad Gadya

    Chad Gadya in the Middle East

    It is the necessary, the indispensable preface and introduction to Passover. It is the explanation that cries out the ultimate message of the holiday, the basic lesson of the feats of our freedom. It is the foundation of foundations that raises Passover from an insipid, saccharine social custom beginning and ending with recipes printed in the New York Times women’s section; from a golden opportunity for Manischewitz to return to Jewishness through capitalist Passover profits even as the truly frum, raise their level of religiosity by raising the level of prices; from a Jewish people that marches on its Seder stomach even as it moves on to the annual national lie. “Next Year in Jerusalem.” It is the Great Sabbath, which attempts to save Judaism from myopic ritualism, to make the Jew, Jewish and the Orthodox, religious.

    Sabbath Hagadol, the great Sabbath. The Sabbath preceding the Passover, the Sabbath that cries out the basic, the ultimate message of the enormous Exodus from Egypt, of Passover itself. Sabbath Hagadol that gives us the lesson without which Passover, the Jewish people itself, lose all reason for being. Sabbath Hagadol commemorating the basic lesson of Judaism: Faith, real faith, faith in G-d who really is greater than the mighty Pharaoh, or the regal Reagan of the burningless Bush – Sabbath Hagadol. The great Sabbath, that began more than 3,000 years ago on a Sabbath in Imperial Egypt.

    “Speak unto all the congregation of Israel, saying: In the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb…”

    It is a special, an awesome commandment, one that is given to every Jew, hence the unique words “Speak unto all the congregation.” Take a lamb and bind it up for four days.

    You believe that this is a simple commandment. Hardly. The lamb is more than an animal; it is the very god of Egypt. It is a deity, a hallowed creature before whom the Egyptian bows and whose meat dare not touch his mouth. And the Jews, “every man” thereof, are commanded to take this lamb, this Egyptian god, the deity of their masters, and tie it to their beds, to their posts, bind it up. And when the astonished and outraged Egyptian masters will ask: “What are you doing? The answer shall be: We shall soon slaughter this lamb, the deity, your god, and eat it.

    Do you still think this is a simple, bland commandment? It is a commandment fraught with danger to life, a commandment that surely sent fear down the spines of the Jewish slaves, that, without a doubt, led scholars to rush and ponder whether pikuach nefesh, danger to life might perhaps demand the postponing of the dangerous commandment…

    Nor does the Almighty stop there. He insists on a policy of extremism, of goading the gentile. Not content with a commandment that cries desecration of the Egyptian god, that taunts him with the sight of his deity bound up, the G-d of Israel insists that the Jew add salt to the wound.

    “And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire… eat it not partially cooked, nor boiled in water, but roasted with fire, its head with its legs and with its insides complete.”

    Awake and consider! This is what Passover is all about; only this! This is Judaism what Judaism is all about; only this! This is what the duty and the role and the essence of the Jew is all about; only this! To affirm to the world, but first to ourselves that the L-rd, the G-d of Israel, is. That He truly does exist, that He is the One, the only One, that He, only He, directs the world, the fate of man, the destiny of His people. That whatever will be for the Jew will be only because He so decrees. That the gentile has no relevance to the Jewish fate, that the Pharaohs of all time, the ones in Egypt and the ones in Washington are utterly irrelevant to what will be with the Jew.

    On the Great Sabbath in Egypt, the L-rd taught us the lesson that we trampled in the dust, the dust of secularism and the dust of the yeshiva world alike: The lesson that the Jew must raise high, must flaunt the glory and Omnipotence of his G-d. That the world must be compelled to see their deities, their gods and idols, bound up and humiliated and destroyed. That one must goad the gentile in order to raise high the banner of the L-rd. That Kiddush Hashem, the sanctification of the Name of the G-d of Israel, demands an open, fearless, flaunting sacrifice of the idols and deities of the gentiles that deny the uniqueness of the G-d of Israel, His exclusiveness, His Oneness! The lamb is openly tied and those who tremble and whisper: “But we dare not goad the gentile,” are silenced with thunderous contempt. The lamb is slaughtered and roasted whole and fully and openly. It cannot be hastily covered in a pot where it will not be seen. Its identity cannot be disguised by cutting its body into pieces. We cannot escape the danger of the gentile by avoiding confronting and goading him. No. Precisely the opposite!

    The same gentile who thundered and thunders: “Who is the L-rd? I know not the L-rd and will not let Israel go!” must be taught the eternal lesson of: “The L-rd is G-d, the L-rd is G-d!” The gentile does not wish to “know” G-d, to acknowledge His exclusive kingship. He must be taught that lesson in an open and bold and humiliating way. He and his idols must be humbled and broken. The lamb is taken openly. The lamb is slaughtered openly. And those who cringe in populism and whisper: “But one dare not goad the gentiles…” are silenced by the thunder of the L-rd, whose commandment is eternalized by the Rabbis of the Great Sabbath, Sabbath Hagadol. So, let that Sabbath be understood and appreciated and embraced. For without it, there cannot be a Passover, an understanding of what that Passover really is. And without that, when the Jewish child asks for the meaning of this night, the pathetic father who knows not what to tell him will doom his child to become a pathetic as he: practitioner of Jewish ritual, but never, never a religious Jews.

  9. My honest answer is it is not King Hezekiah, who could never be represented as a child just born, when he was, at least, ten or eleven years of age when this prophecy was given out, and twenty nine when Sennacherib came up with his army against him; nor can any reason be assigned why he should be called a “son”, in such a peculiar and unusual manner; nor can it be said of him, that he was the great light which shined upon the inhabitants of Galilee (Isaiah 9:2); nor was his birth the occasion of so great joy as the birth of this child is said to be; nor can it, with any justness, be said of him, that of the increase of his government and peace there was no end; seeing his government only extended to the two tribes of Benjamin and Judah, and his reign was only twenty nine years, and for the most part attended with affliction, oppression, and war; besides, the many exalted titles here used cannot be ascribed unto him, nor to any mere creature. My honest belief, since you asked for it is that it is a Messianic prophecy which was fulfilled in Y’shua. I’m not asking you to believe this, I’m telling you what I believe since you asked me for an honest answer. When I quoted this Scripture it was up to readers to interpret it according to their belief, which, whether Jew or Non-Jew, should be to trust in this One who Isaiah spoke about and especially Israeli’s in this current time of peril. You asked for it, you got it brother!

  10. zev wanderer says:
    April 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I think both you and that other mental defect Yamit0000 belong in a loonie bin.

    Boo hoo.

    You think you own this site- well think again, you own dada, zilch, gurnit. 0.

    It’s Mr. Ted Belman’s site. And he’s repeatedly mentioned that christians should not post their christian overtures to us Jews on this blog.

    Boo hoo.

  11. Time for me to step in. Sonia must realize that Jews including Shy Guy get offended when Christians try to convert them in their home so to speak. When she says “But Jewish people need to open their eyes when they read the Bible so that they may recognise the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, PRINCE OF PEACE!” she is trying to convert us displaying her conviction that Christianity is the true faith. She should so some respect to us by not lording her beliefs over us.

    On the other hand, Shy Guy should refrain from showing his distain for Christianity. The next timehe refers to Jesus as a “man on a stick” I will remove it.

  12. Sonia says:
    April 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Shy Guy, I don’t recall shoving my beliefs in Jewish people’s faces on a Jewish blog. I quoted Scripture from the Tanakh, Isaiah 9:6

    Who are you fooling? Try to answer this multiple choice question honestly:

    Who is the person referred to in Isaiah 9:5 (9:6 in the KJV)?

    1. King Hezekiah.

    2. Jesus.

  13. shyguy: And I do as well.I think both you and that other mental defect Yamit0000 belong in a loonie bin.

    You think you own this site- well think again, you own dada, zilch, gurnit. 0.

  14. Shy Guy, I don’t recall shoving my beliefs in Jewish people’s faces on a Jewish blog. I quoted Scripture from the Tanakh, Isaiah 9:6. I occassionaly appear on a Jewish blog because I believe in the Bible when it says Israel belongs to the Jewish people, I abhor anti-semitism in all its ugly forms, and I especially abhor the lies and deceptions that muslims have sent and are daily still sending into the world about Jews and Israel, and
    the so-called intelligent people like Hilary Clinton et al who swallow these lies hook, line and sinker, I find disgusting. No name-calling from a Jewish person will change my mind about that. I love God and I love His chosen people and the country that is theirs.

  15. zev wanderer says:
    April 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Sonia has every G-d given right to express her opinions.

    Then so do I, bozo.

  16. Sonia has every G-d given right to express her opinions.

    I see no “reserved for Jews only” on Israpundit’s masthead.

    If you don’t like it, get your asses over to a friggen Chabad web site.

  17. Sonia says:
    April 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Shy Guy, your comments above are uncalled for and shows up a very nasty character.

    My idea of a nasty character is a christian like you shoving your beliefs in Jewish peoples’ faces on a Jewish blog because obviously you feel we are inferior in our beliefs.

    And if you thought there was nothing wrong with that, thank g-d there are millions of people with more intelligence and sensitivity towards other people with different beliefs than you.

    You asked for it. You got it, sister!

    Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom to the Jewish crowd here at Israpundit.

  18. Shy Guy says:
    April 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Sonia says:
    April 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Everlasting Father, PRINCE OF PEACE!


    According to your christian nonsense, the verse should have said “everlasting son”.

    A whole religion based on oopsees!

    Breaking news!!!!!

    NKJV of the Bible just reedited and republished has finally conceded that Mary wasn’t a virgin, well almost anyway. Christians aren’t happy with the rendering of NKJV to the correct Hebrew Translation of young woman or maiden and not virgin for the word Alma. Heck we’ve been saying that forever.

    Ridiculous KJV Bible Corrections:
    Isaiah 7:14, A Young Woman?

    by John Hinton, Ph.D.

    Isaiah 7:14 KJV Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

    “Virgin” changed to “young woman”!
    As unbelievable as it may seem, the same Catholic Church
    that promotes St. Mary as their virgin co-redeemer now
    translates “Virgin” as “young maiden” in Isaiah 7:14.”
    Historically, the verse was rendered, “the virgin shall be
    with child.” The NABRE now uses, “the young woman,
    pregnant and about to bear a son.” A footnote explains that
    the Hebrew word (alma) doesn’t explicitly refer to virgin-
    ity. This may be true. But “virgin” is a permissible transla-
    tion choice. And it?s the translation that best reflects the
    truth that, according to the LORD, this birth would be a
    “sign” (Isa. 7:14). There is no special “sign” observable n a baby being born to a “young maiden.” This is
    an unnecessary translation choice that necessarily
    occludes the miraculous nature of Christ?s virgin
    Indeed, this choice is a denial of the Gospel
    accounts. In Luke 26-35, when the angel told
    Mary of her pregnancy, Mary replied, “How shall
    this be, seeing I know not a man?” The Bible
    also says that Joseph did not “know” (was not
    intimate with) Mary until after the birth of Jesus.
    Using or selling the NABRE is tantamount to

    The virgin birth of Jesus is what
    defines Him as 100% God and 100% man. This
    Bible version has added and subtracted though
    Jesus forbids doing so in Rev. 22:18

  19. Shy Guy, your comments above are uncalled for and shows up a very nasty character. May God have mercy on you, thank God most Jewish people are not like you.

  20. Sonia says:
    April 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Everlasting Father, PRINCE OF PEACE!


    According to your christian nonsense, the verse should have said “everlasting son”.

    A whole religion based on oopsees!

  21. Sonia says:
    April 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    He is the only true and living God and everything else by any other name other than “The Great I Am” is
    false and a lie, also if called allah or krishna or buddha or whatever jesus, the dead pagan mangod on a stick!


    Remember, the truth will set you free.

  22. Israel and Jews need to put their hope, their confidence, their faith, their eyes on Almighty God and Him only. He is the only true and living God and everything else by any other name other than “The Great I Am” is
    false and a lie, also if called allah or krishna or buddha or whatever! Daniel Greenfield’s article is a timely message to Jews and Israel, especially the leaders in the government of Israel. Pray for Godly leaders in Israel! The slave mentality of trying to please everybody in stead of looking to Hashem has cost and will continue to cost, Israel and the Jews more time in the “desert” and more tribulation, just read the Bible!
    Jerusalem is the Eternal City, Israel belongs to the Jewish people! But Jewish people need to open their eyes when they read the Bible so that they may recognise the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, PRINCE OF PEACE!

  23. I fully agree with Keelie. We must cut the cord with the US administration. The US people is atill in their majority with us but the unJews there have made every effort to harm even that link for their own perceived gain. I have a very high concern on that Netanyahu is not up to par for the dreadful setting we all confront.
    Despite the acrid comments and constant assaults against Jews and Heritage by the Oslo conspirators when they aborted over all of us their treason pact, the end game is now clear to all. That cadre must be removed from all positions of State and influence and some of them sent packing to face NEWLY elected courts.

    THAT will send a stern message to the Soetoro gangs and everyone else.

  24. This thought of reason, but also the somewhat pain of this author, is shared in my mind, heart, and ears! Thank you!

    The man with the big ears, and a poisened spirit is just that – hateful,withoput an ounce of reason,vengeous to his core. He can’t alter history nor the future. The future of Israel is secured, although much blood will be shed; she is encircled by enemies by design from the man with the big ears. His heart lies with his islamic/jihadists brethren, and is indisputable,for all to see. In the end, it is ‘he’ who drew the short straw, because Israel will always stand!

    The Bible promises that God stands with those who stand with Israel, but condems those who go against his people!

    Has the process to rebuild ‘The Temple’ for the 3rd, and final time begun yet?

    The ‘P2P’ intervention in Libya is a pre-cursor by the man with the big ears, incl his cohorts Clinton, Biden Rice, and the “Beast” to attempt a final attack on Israel; for he can no longer hide his hate for Israel, and it’s people.

    Israel, and subsequently Jerusalem will NEVER fall (because it will be our future, and that of The Ultimate Throne assigned by our Crator for his Son to direct a peaceful earth. God’s Promise is The Ultimate Judge, and He never changes!!

  25. Obama, Let My People Go.

    I don’t believe the people of Israel need the permission of Obama – or of anyone – to “go”. They have the means and the power to “just go”.

  26. You will really know times are changing for the BETTER when Israelis rebuilds their ancient gates as a symbol of the PERMANENCE of the Jewish people in our ancestral homeland.. What will the mad Mullahs, insane Imans and sh***y sheiks do when confronted with authentic artifacts which expose their lies of lineage and religion?

    When renowned artist Marc Richard Rubin was painting his requested Biblical exhibition on the lineage and history of the Jewish people for Holocaust survivors in the early 2000?s , (online exhibition: http://www.marcrubin.com/or.ivnu ) one night while listening to music under the headphones he heard a voice so loud, he thought someone else was in the room. He wrote down what he heard, and as Marc related, his pen seemed to write by itself; he struggled to grasp it.

    What Marc received were the schematics and reason for the “Gate of Israel” . http://www.marcrubin.com/pylon.ivnu While the “Palestinians” plot for international recognition of their terror state this September,this “SYMBOLIC fact on the ground” demonstrates the absurdity and futility of the Palestinian false claim to Eretz Yisrael.

    The blueprints are a seed. Only the PEOPLE of Israel can bring the Gate of Israel to fruition. Please let everyone you know who loves Israel know of the “Gate of Israel”