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July 25, 2008

Shameful! Senator Obama’s Prayer Stolen From The Wailing Wall And Published!!!

 The Western Wall in the midst of the Old City in Jerusalem is the section of the Western supporting wall of the Temple Mount which has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple in 19BCE.  The Wall became the most sacred spot in Jewish religious and national consciousness and tradition by virtue of its proximity to the Western Wall of the Holy of Holies in the Temple, from which, according to numerous sources, the Divine Presence never departed.

Many visitors to the 2,000-year-old Western Wall (also called the “WailingWall) leave notes bearing requests and prayers. Senator Obama did so during a 5:00am pre-dawn visit on Thursday, following a day spent meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Senator Obama’s prayer, written on a piece of hotel notepaper, was published by an Israeli newspaper, which was criticized for making it public.

“Lord – Protect my family and me,” read the note published in the Maariv daily. “Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.”

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