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DNC Rabbi's Closing Benediction: No Israel Mention
Breitbart ^ | 9/5/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 09/06/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT by Nachum

Tonight, Rabbi David Wolpe gave the closing benediction. And he missed two key references: Jerusalem, and the State of Israel. He focused instead on the false leftist definition of tikkun olam, fixing the world. Tikkun olam is actually a kabbalistic concept that suggests that Jews have a responsibility to fulfill the commandments in order to rectify the cosmic cataclysm that occurred with creation. But leftists like to equate tikkun olam with the entire leftist program, no matter how many Jewish commandments that leftist program violates.

Here’s Wolpe's transcript:

Dear God, we are grateful that our nation is founded on the highest principles of freedom and resourcefulness and creativity and ever-renewed strength. And we understand that those worthy ideals stand alongside the commitment to compassion, to goodness, our sacred covenant to care for those who are bereaved and bereft, who are frightened, who are hungry, who are bewildered and lost, who seek shelter from the cold.

As your prophet taught us: “shiftu yatom, rivu almanah.” Defend the orphan and fight on behalf of the widow. We know that our lamp is lifted not only to illuminate our way but to serve as a beacon to others that here, this land, is a place where the dreams of a weary world flourish and endure.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benediction; closing; dnc; rabbis
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget ...

(Psalm 137:5)

1 posted on 09/06/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 09/06/2012 9:26:21 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Heard on Laura’s show this AM that the rabbi IS Monica Lewinsky’s rabbi!


3 posted on 09/06/2012 9:26:21 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Nachum

That’s Monica’s Rabbi. What did you expect? Theological acumen cannot possibly be his forte.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: RexBeach

Heard on Laura’s show this AM that the rabbi IS Monica Lewinsky’s rabbi!

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Probably enjoys a good cigar now and then — we know Monica does!!! :-)


5 posted on 09/06/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ricmc2175
Rabbi David Wolpe’s book “Healer of Shattered Hearts” is very good. Wolpe is a good and moral person. Although I am a gentile who loves Israel and doesn't understand why Wolpe’s prayer didn't mention Israel, I recommend his book.
6 posted on 09/06/2012 9:33:57 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Nachum

I’m at a loss for words again as to why this man would participate in this charade.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 9:41:30 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Nachum

Thank you, Ben Shapiro! So few people understand the Hebrew concept of tikun olam that reform (deform) jews feel free to distort it to the masses as a leftist concept...which it absolutely is not.
ANYONE who seeks to learn about Judaism, do not, I repeat, do NOT try to learn from a reform jew because you will NEVER understand us that way at all. They pervert everything.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 9:43:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Nachum

As your prophet taught us: “shiftu yatom, rivu almanah.” Defend the orphan and fight on behalf of the widow.

Democrats want to abort the orphan and stick the widow in front of a death panel because the government needs to cost costs.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 9:50:16 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: utahagen
Wolpe is a good and moral person.

It doesn't matter in God's eyes how 'good' or moral we are.

All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
and like the wind our sins sweep us away.

Isaiah 64:6
New International Version (NIV)

10 posted on 09/06/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Nachum
Rabbi David Wolpe seems to think that it is OK
to steal from others to do his mitzvah.

11 posted on 09/06/2012 9:56:59 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: EagleUSA

Yikes! I had forgotten that details. Ugh.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 10:00:36 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Nachum

Oy vey !


13 posted on 09/06/2012 10:02:17 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: utahagen

If he is such a good and moral person, why is he participating in this? It has been my experience that honest people do not socialize with crooks, and vice versa.Birds of a feather flock together.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 10:33:27 AM PDT by sport
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To: Nachum

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/terrific-allen-west-ad-3-times-they-turned-their-back-on-god-video/

Also, see this and comments links:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/dnc-county-chairman-christians-just-want-jewish-people-to-be-slaughtered-video/


15 posted on 09/06/2012 10:58:29 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: Nachum

If Cardinal Dolan says the same prayer he did last week, he will mention Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 11:01:10 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: Nachum

http://www.postonpolitics.com/2012/09/damage-control-palm-beach-county-dem-chair-apologizes-for-anti-christian-rant/


17 posted on 09/06/2012 11:01:52 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: AliVeritas

Good links. Making use of them.

Thanks.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 11:02:16 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

on the damage control link:

It would seem this guy was connected to Crist as well.

Just remember the 2010 democrat senatorial race in FL. Seigel endorsed new FL resident and billionaire Greene over Kendrick Meek. Greene LOST and when Meek won the nomination the recommendation was to NOT vote for their own democrat candidate, Meek, but to vote for Independent candidate Charlie Crist!

Democrat leadership in PBC is interested in only 1 type of candidate. Someone that practices the same religion as they do. If you don’t belong to their religion, your ability to run for democrat office is severely diminished.

Note: Dude, it must not be Judaism but demmi and dhimmi ism.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 11:06:07 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: Nachum

Speak of the devil, I saw this link on Crist’s arrival before his speech.

http://www.postonpolitics.com/2012/09/charlie-crist-arrives-at-democratic-convention-its-awesome/


20 posted on 09/06/2012 11:08:25 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: AliVeritas

Yep. Another good link. Thanks


21 posted on 09/06/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: AliVeritas
It would seem this guy was connected to Crist as well.

Makes perfect sense that he has. Democrat Jews are going hyperbolic about now. Their hero is going down in flames. Crist, who now is going over full bore to the 'rat side, would be anxious to attach himself to anybody in the party.

22 posted on 09/06/2012 11:11:23 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Go ahead, click, I dare you.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/06/chuck-schumer-jerusalem_n_1861858.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012


23 posted on 09/06/2012 2:11:14 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: Nachum
Shapiro is absolutely spot on with this:

But leftists like to equate tikkun olam with the entire leftist program, no matter how many Jewish commandments that leftist program violates.
24 posted on 09/06/2012 2:20:48 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: AliVeritas

I bet Charlie feels right at home..what whore.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 3:04:11 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: utahagen

Maybe the Rabbi needs to read his own book. or maybe its the dollars.


26 posted on 09/06/2012 3:06:29 PM PDT by dalebert
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Just me, I've no problem with the benediction, it's not a prayer. Leaving Israel out, it's a multi-faith benediction, there's noting inappropriate about that. Besides, anyone who thinks the delegates he was addressing universally care about Israel need only review yesterday's vote.

Dear God, we are grateful that our nation is founded on the highest principles of freedom and resourcefulness and creativity and ever-renewed strength. And we understand that those worthy ideals stand alongside the commitment to compassion, to goodness, our sacred covenant to care for those who are bereaved and bereft, who are frightened, who are hungry, who are bewildered and lost, who seek shelter from the cold.

As your prophet taught us: “shiftu yatom, rivu almanah.” Defend the orphan and fight on behalf of the widow. We know that our lamp is lifted not only to illuminate our way but to serve as a beacon to others that here, this land, is a place where the dreams of a weary world flourish and endure.

Ours is a holy charge. A single moment, a touch, a glance, a word, can change a life. Our children look to us with aspirational eyes, with the hope that their world will be kinder, sweeter, smarter, than the one we have known.

Each of these changes touches us all, for you have taught us that we must count on each other, that our country is strong through community and that the children of Israel, on the way to that sanctified and cherished land, did not walk through the wilderness alone.

‘Rachmana,’ merciful God. May we be guided by your wisdom, and so become more understanding of the convictions of others. May our souls be enlarged by empathy and uplifted by leaders and thinkers and teachers who believe in strength of soul and wild, wonderful visions. So together, with right and left worshiping the same God, our nation – this strong, blessed nation, filled with spirit and called to noble cause – will become more passionate, more purposeful, more burnished and bright through the warmth of your embrace and the extraordinary power, dear God, of your love. Amen.

Personally, I think I preferred Cardinal Dolin's, but that's just me. But the Rabbi's was fine.

With firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, let us pray. Almighty God, Father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, we beg your continued blessings on this sanctuary of freedom, and on all of those who proudly call America home,” he began. “We ask your benediction upon those yet to be born, and on those who are about to see you at the end of this life. Bless those families whose ancestors arrived on these shores generations ago, as well as those families that have come recently, to build a better future while weaving their lives into the rich tapestry of America.

We lift up to your loving care those afflicted by the recent storms, drought, and fire. We ask for the grace to stand in solidarity with all those who suffer. May we strive to include your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free in the production and prosperity of a people so richly blessed.

O God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us, and on those who would govern us: the president, and vice president, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and on all those who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office, especially Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. And help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself.

Almighty God, who gives us the sacred and inalienable gift of life, we thank you as well for the singular gift of liberty. Renew in all of our people a respect for religious freedom in full, that first most cherished freedom. Make us truly free by tethering freedom to truth and ordering freedom to goodness. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope and love, prudently and with justice, courageously and in a spirit of moderation. Enkindle in our hearts a new sense of responsibility for freedom’s cause and make us ever grateful for all those who for more than two centuries have given their lives in freedom’s defense. We commend their noble souls to your eternal care as even now we beg your mighty hand upon our beloved men and women in uniform. May we know the truth of your creation, respecting the laws of nature and nature’s God and not seek to replace it with idols of our own making.

Give us the good sense not to cast aside the boundaries of righteous living you first inscribed on our hearts even before inscribing them on tablets of stone. May you mend our every flaw, confirming our soul in self control, our liberty in law. We pray for all those who seek honest labor as we thank you for the spirit of generosity to those in need [with] which you so richly blessed this nation. We beseech your blessing on all who depart this evening and on all those in every land who seek to conduct their lives in freedom. Most of all, Almighty God, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country. For we are indeed one nation under God, and in God we trust. Dear God, bless America, you who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.


27 posted on 09/06/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: AliVeritas

Haha. I read that one.

The only “mistake” would be if the country is saddled with 4 more years of Obama.


28 posted on 09/06/2012 3:25:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Not only was Wolpe the Lewinsky family’s rabbi, he also sharply condemned President Clinton at the time his sexual relationship with Lewinsky, then a 24-year-old White House intern, was dominating national headlines.


29 posted on 09/06/2012 3:35:10 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum; Eleutheria5; Ezekiel

And whats the punishment for forgetting/slandering Passover?

Wolpe says the Exodus is a myth.


30 posted on 09/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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And whats the punishment for forgetting/slandering Passover?

You have to eat extra matza. :)

31 posted on 09/06/2012 4:00:48 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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Second ping.

What Breitbart reports as

Each of these changes touches us all, for you have taught us that we must count on each other, that our country is strong through community and that the children of Israel, on the way to that sanctified and cherished land, did not walk through the wilderness alone.

was actually

Each of these changes touches all of us, for You have taught us that we must count on one another, that our country is strong through community, and that the children of Israel, on the way to that sanctified and cherished land, and ultimately to that golden and capital city of Jerusalem, that those children of Israel did not walk through the wilderness alone.

The video at JTA follows the second version of the Rabbi's benediction. Not Breitbart's which was apparently based on an early transcript, not the benediction as spoken to the largely empty audience at the convention. As I noted earlier, I was OK with the Breitbart version of the Benediction, which should be non-denominational, but Breitbart was wrong this time.

32 posted on 09/06/2012 4:01:42 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Nachum

He certaily wouldn’t talk about compassion for those in the womb. (For those who don’t speak Hebrew, the words for compassion and womb share the same three letter root “rhm”)


33 posted on 09/06/2012 4:16:00 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: tbpiper

I think most Democrats should read all of Isaiah, especially chapter 5.


34 posted on 09/06/2012 4:20:51 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: SJackson

Why do you say it’s not a prayer?


35 posted on 09/06/2012 7:03:32 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ricmc2175

Monica’s Rabbi - “...by their fruits shall you know them.”

Just sayin’.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 7:23:12 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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“that the GODLESS children of Israel in America WHO WOULD VOTE FOR HITLER if he had a (D) in front of his name , on the way to that sanctified and cherished land, did not walk through the wilderness alone, but were carried by Barack Hussein Obama over a cliff and into the maw of koranustine and Iran.”

/fixed it.


37 posted on 09/06/2012 11:08:36 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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Dems get slapped again: Dem Rabbi benediction mentions ‘golden capital of Jerusalem’
Israel Matzav | 9/6/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
Posted on 9/6/2012 7:09:03 PM by Nachum
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2927603/posts

How’s this for a slap in the face? At the Democratic National Convention, Rabbi David Wolpe slips the ‘golden capital of Jerusalem’ into the benediction.

Let’s go to the videotape. Listen closely around the 2:25 mark (Hat Tip: Gary P).


38 posted on 04/18/2014 10:51:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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