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Washington - Obama Praises Jewish Values of Freedom, Democracy

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Barack Obama and Conference of Presidents - White House - 1.3.2011 U.S. President Barack Obama meeting the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations at the White House, March 1, 2011. (White House)Barack Obama and Conference of Presidents - White House - 1.3.2011 U.S. President Barack Obama meeting the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations at the White House, March 1, 2011. (White House)

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday met with members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Washington and reiterated America’s “unshakeable support” for Israel’s security, opposition to any effort to de-legitimize it, and “commitment to achieve a peace that will secure the future for Arabs and Israelis alike.”  

According to an official statement, Obama “praised the core Jewish values of freedom and democracy, human rights, and tikkun olam (to repair the world).  He also acknowledged that those values extend not only to events in the Middle East, but to the challenges here at home, thanking the Jewish community leaders for their support to ensure that America continues to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the competition in order to win the future.”

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 06:36 PM ShmuelG Says:

Since when is democracy a 'core Jewish value?' What am I missing here?

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 08:54 PM Burich Says:

The panderer in chief is winding up for the only thing he does well, campaign. But like the man who grabs the tiger by the tail, once he has got a hold on it he doesn't know what to do and that's judging him favorably. Also, don't let anyone forget his past and current efforts, overt as well as covert, to suppress the only democracy in the middle east.

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 09:23 PM liberals-are-nuts Says:

Tikkun Olam has nothing to do with jewish value its a liberal idea. Bunch of liberal rubbish.

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 10:46 PM Mark Levin Says:

No such thing in Yiddishkeit as "tikun olam.". Its a liberal idea and what they mean by it has no place. In Yiddishkeit.

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 10:54 PM Truthness Says:

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liberals-are-nuts Says:

Tikkun Olam has nothing to do with jewish value its a liberal idea. Bunch of liberal rubbish.

guess you dont learn moshnayos and talmud

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 11:29 PM charliehall Says:

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Mark Levin Says:

No such thing in Yiddishkeit as "tikun olam.". Its a liberal idea and what they mean by it has no place. In Yiddishkeit.

Either you are an ignoramus who doesn't know that it appears in the Mishnah and Talmud in Tractate Gittin, or you are an apikoros who has decided that Gittin is no longer part of Judaism. Which is it? In any case, this is a frum site and you should not comment here.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 12:25 AM Anonymous Says:

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charliehall Says:

Either you are an ignoramus who doesn't know that it appears in the Mishnah and Talmud in Tractate Gittin, or you are an apikoros who has decided that Gittin is no longer part of Judaism. Which is it? In any case, this is a frum site and you should not comment here.

He is referring to Tikun olam used in a context of tree hugging, wealth distribution and acceptance of moral degradation and feminism not the Tikun olam mentioned in regards to gittin.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 12:54 AM Aron1 Says:

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charliehall Says:

Either you are an ignoramus who doesn't know that it appears in the Mishnah and Talmud in Tractate Gittin, or you are an apikoros who has decided that Gittin is no longer part of Judaism. Which is it? In any case, this is a frum site and you should not comment here.

"Tikun olam" is indeed mentioned in the Talmud. However, the "tikun olam" in its current incarnation is being used as a surrogate and substitute to the Torah and its 613 mitzvos.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 01:21 AM shmueldov Says:

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liberals-are-nuts Says:

Tikkun Olam has nothing to do with jewish value its a liberal idea. Bunch of liberal rubbish.

obviously sir, you are not farmiliar with kabbalah, where tikkun olam is expressed. though you are right, tikkun olamdoes no means recycling and whatnot, as the liberals tend to think. its a very complicated, metaphysical idea, having very little to do with the actal physical "olam", rather it deals mostly with the spiritual state of the velt in general

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 07:33 AM anonymous Says:

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charliehall Says:

Either you are an ignoramus who doesn't know that it appears in the Mishnah and Talmud in Tractate Gittin, or you are an apikoros who has decided that Gittin is no longer part of Judaism. Which is it? In any case, this is a frum site and you should not comment here.

Paranoia is not exclusively found among non-Jews and some paranoics are Jews and possessed by this condition

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