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July 28, 2008

UPDATE: Obama’s Prayer Returned To Wailing Wall

 The yeshiva student who pried Barack Obama’s prayer note from the Western Wall has apologized.

Identified only by the first initial of his name, Aleph, and with his face obscured, the student went on television on Sunday to confess that he took Senator Obama’s note last week and passed it to the press.

The resulting coverage of Obama’s private, handwritten musings on hope and sin added to the mystique of his campaign visit to Israel but drew international criticism, including from leading rabbis who said Jewish morality had been compromised by the publication.

Obama has not commented on the incident.


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.”


May 31, 2008

Esther’s Maidens Launch 3 Day Prayer Marathon To ‘Save Obama’s Life’


Friday, May 30, 2008

While scanning the ‘net’ I saw “Esther Maidens” and something made me click on the link.  I realized that what grabbed my attention was the name Esther. Esther grabbed my attention because it was the second time I had heard Esther associated with one of the two Democratic rivals in the past 6 weeks. 

During “The Compassionate Forum” in Pennsylvania at Messiah College on April 13, a moderator asked Senator Clinton what was her favorite Bible verse.  The answer was interesting to me because Clinton did not give a Bible verse.  Instead she said she liked the story of Esther.  She said she always asked her Mother to tell her that story over and over again because she loved the story of Esther.  I found Hillary’s answer interesting because I thought she would have quoted a verse  that was uplifting or profound such as, Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”  But Hillary said the story of Esther was her favorite Bible verse.  I then thought that maybe she was pandering to her Jewish base because it was an unusual answer to the question and Esther is the story about saving the Jews from death at the hands of King Ahasuereus.

So here I am skimming the net and I see Esther coupled with Obama’s name.  I don’t see a connection, but I find it interesting just the same.  Esther and the Democratic candidates – what a combination. 

So I read the article below and found that article even more intriguing than Esther being linked to both Clinton and Obama.

“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”     Esther 4:16

Esther’s Maidens, an online group of prayer warriors, today announced a 3-day program of fasting and prayer to arrest what it called ‘an arrow of political assassination that may have been fired in the spiritual realm’ against the democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama.

‘No one should accept Hillary Clinton’s reference to Robert Kennedy’s assassination in June 1968 at face value’ says Elisha Goodman, a spokesperson for the group.

Rather, her comment should be placed in a spiritual context. According to him, before any event of note happens in the physical world at all, a decision must first be reached in the spiritual realm. After this, many powerful, invisible forces must be assigned to execute the task. Working hand in hand with human proxies.

He continued:‘No one just gets assassinated without prior warning. Nine times out of ten, before the original decision masterminded in the spirit realm happens physically, the whole thing could ‘leak out’ in the form of dreams, visions, or even careless talk by people who may not understand the spiritual dimension of what they are saying.’





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