Obama’s Absurd Claim About Judaism « Commentary Magazine
”Apparently, Barack Obama told a visiting contingent of Conservative Jewish rabbis that he probably knows more about Judaism than any other president—on the same day that he referred to “Polish death camps.” For that last remark he apologized, but the one about Judaism is far more telling. In the first place, the claim is transparently absurd. We can quickly pass over the fact that John Adams and James Madison, among the most educated men in the world at the time, knew Hebrew as well as Latin and Greek and just say that the president is, to put it mildly, punching above his weight here. So let’s move on to the fact that every president until the modern era knew more about Judaism than Barack Obama because the Bible was the one book every literate person knew, and the Bible includes the books Christians call the “Old Testament,” and a working knowledge of the Old Testament certainly is the best introduction to “Judaism” there is.
Earlier presidents did not learn the Talmud, of course, but if Barack Obama ever has, that would come as news to me.”…
RRD:Why did Obama stop at claiming to know more about Judaism than any previous President?Why not more than Maimonides?Or more than Hillel?Or more than Akiva?Why not more than Solomon?
For that matter,why not more than Moses?
Or..perhaps….could it be…that Obama wrote The Torah himself!
For some reason whenever I hear Obama praise himself :praise his own alleged wisdom,& his imaginary accomplishments I think of this scene from Good Will Hunting:
[Great Movie Scenes] Good Will Hunting – Bar Scene – YouTube