Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

From my friend LS —
What blessing do you say when you see [President] Barack Obama?

עושה מעשה בראשית

;-)


I'll let the people who are much more excited than I am to write the long speeches. I'll just say that even if you didn't vote for him, this should be a pretty darn cool day in American history (although I understand if you'd prefer it were someone else).

This is for the many thousands gone.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Simon Holloway said...

I would have gone for, ברק אתה יי...

1/20/2009 2:06 AM  
Blogger Ha-historion said...

Good point.

1/20/2009 6:29 AM  
Blogger Lipman said...

But the ק spelling would be wrong - it is the same root, and so a כ with a dogesh would be more appropriate.

Anyway.

1/21/2009 6:52 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

yeah, we know, we also talked about how it "should" be ברכ or באראכ or בראכ or something; the humor potential there is just not as appealing, unless you've got an idea

1/21/2009 7:05 AM  
Anonymous deer said...

I dunno, based on Berachos 58a, I might have to go with "meshane haberiyos."

1/21/2009 11:13 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

deer:

only if it's actually unusual for you to see people of that phenotype

1/21/2009 11:29 AM  
Blogger Elie said...

Reminds me of the Robin Williams quip, which I just used in my post-inaguration post:

"Barack, which means 'blessing'; Hussein - don't ask! - and Obama, which is an old Kenyan word for 'Kennedy'..."

1/21/2009 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Mar Gavriel said...

No Tachanun today -- it's ראש השנה לאילן לדברי בית שמאי.

1/26/2009 11:39 AM  
Blogger Michael Koplow said...

You might find this extremely stupid post of interest.

http://considerthesource2.blogspot.com/2009/01/mishnaic-political-insight-in-kabbalat.html

1/26/2009 11:49 AM  
Blogger DEATH BY NOODLES said...

You have not written in a while. Why not?

2/04/2009 2:38 PM  

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