The Matzav Shmoooze: Depictions of Obama November 12, 2012  12:20 pm

obama-ice-creamDear Editor, amu”sh

Like another recent ruach se’arah, the election has come and gone. Most of our kehillos were pro-Romney, and his loss is a bitter disappointment. But Obama is the president, and it looks like he’ll be keeping his shteller for the next four years. So I’d suggest you stop depicting him in insulting ways in your news items. Criticism is one thing, but leitzonus is another.

And despite the many blessings of living in this medinah shel chesed, it would be wise to remember that we’re still in golus.


Dovid Sears
Midwood, Brooklyn

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21 Responses to The Matzav Shmoooze: Depictions of Obama

1 .Comment from zeengud meengud

November 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm
You don't look shticky writing in yeshivish. stick to English.

2 .Comment from CJ Srullowitz

November 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Dovid, You are right on the money. I wrote about this on Matzav a couple years back, and it's worth another look:

3 .Comment from The Truth

November 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm
This is a free country Matzav is allowed to write anything what they want,There is something called Freedom of speech. If anything Matzav is the most honest and accurate Frum news site there is. There was absolutely no leitzonus ever about Obama.

4 .Comment from Maskim

November 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Well said

5 .Comment from Well said

November 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Hear, hear.

6 .Comment from Jew From Waterbury

November 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Very True. I was also upset about this. especially the comments on the first Matzav article mentioning Obama won. people reacted like it was a terrible tragedy and the world was going to end. thank you Matzav for publishing this.

7 .Comment from c

November 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm
#6 ,etc. keep living as if all is well...

8 .Comment from Hussain

November 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm
As long as its not personal, I don't have a problem with a little "leitzanus". I don't see you self righteous people upset about the vile things said about Bl$$mberg! He IS our Mayor (nebach). Why is this any different? Huh?

9 .Comment from Anonymous

November 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Personally, I am saddened to see a Torah organization depict a constitutionally acceptable president so often as the bad guy on the presses online. But I have gained that that is the times we live. So I will put my 2 cents in whenever I see an egregious violation of our Jewish law and vision online.

10 .Comment from Aryeh Zelasko

November 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Your President, O'Bama, is the Trillion Dollar president; The One followed by lots and lots of zeros. Also remember, you are in Galut of your own free will. You have the choice to stay in America and go down with it or come home and begin being a real Jew.

11 .Comment from

November 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm
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12 .Comment from anon

November 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm
It's true that Matzav has free press and can do and say whatever they want. However, if they want to present themselves as an intelligent, reliable news source, they should publish their views in writing, not by displaying ridiculous pictures next to the article titles, which is childish and immature, and not befitting the caliber of individuals who run and read this site.

13 .Comment from Guest

November 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm
I thought Matzav's description of Obama was generally accurate. Should Matzav lie now that he is President?

14 .Comment from Anonymous

November 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm
WE don't even know for sure that Romney would be good and either way Obama is the president and we should make the best out of it why would he help the jews/israel is we are sitting here makinf fun of him??????

15 .Comment from RAM

November 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm
Where we have real differences with the President on policy, and there are many, we should present them in the ways, in the places, and at the times we'd benefit most.

16 .Comment from chaim

November 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm
everyone should be aware of 2 messages from Hashem about obama 1) President Barack (Husaine) Obama is what we need for moshiach to come. You see before Moshiach comes the whole entire world is going to be against Israel & the jews. Now, you can’t just have President Bush & the United States go against Israel, you need a Muslim i.e. Bnei Yishmael to rule America & THEN go against Israel. The way Judaism works is that if your mother is jewish then you are jewish. Muslims are just the opposite, if your father is Muslim then you are a Muslim & that is what Barack Obama is. (a Muslim from his fathers side) Now with America under Muslim/Bnei Yishmael rulership Moshiach can come. 2)President Barack (Husaine) Obama is the 44th President of the USA. The numerical value of his last name is 44. The 44th word in the Torah is Choshech (shvartz). It says the word Eved (servant) 44 times in the torah & the numerical value of Dam (Bloodshed) is also 44. Now we can & should get ready for the Bloodshed of Milchemes Gog U’Magog before Mashiach comes. Hold yourselves in as he negotiates with terrorists, as the relationship between Israel & America is slowly separating (in president Obama’s inauguration speech he welcomed in every terrorist country from Iraq to Iran etc… & told them if you join America & expand the land then we will assist you in all our programs AKA Social Security, Medicaid, HUD Foodstamps etc…) these 2 messages clearly help you understand the other side of the story (Hashems side) & might help you realize how he is the Shliach of Hashem to Bring the USA (a christian country) into the hands of a muslim aka bnei yishmael (who will be the last to fight klal yisroel before Mashiach comes) make no mistake i voted for Romney today & was hoping obama loses but based on Obama’s Mission as a shliach for Hashem, it doesn’t surprise me that he won ( i.e. a child/talmid never questions his parents/rebbe cause he trusts them & knows his/her parents/rebbe would only do what best for them) BOTTOM LINE:save yourself now before the USA is completely destroyed & bankrupt. go now to eretz yisroel & don’t wait until your holding in poverty C”V go now with what still remains with you.

17 .Comment from reality check

November 13, 2012 at 2:24 am
#6: Sorry to disagree with you, but yes, Obama's reelection is a terrible tragedy for the United States of America. This country cannot survive another four years of this. Obama is piling on the debt like there's no tomorrow and acts as if we just keep raising the "debt ceiling" - which, as has been noted, should really be called "deepening the debt pit" - everything will be fine. Besides throwing the economy down the tubes, Obama is fanning the flames of class warfare wherever and whenever he can. It was a brilliant strategy for reelection, but it is ripping the country apart. He is also undeniably anti-Israel, and more than anyone else on the face of the planet he has enabled Iran to just about go nuclear. So yes, the reelection of Obama, while not the end of the world, is signaling the end of the US as we know it. Wake up.

18 .Comment from oy vey

November 13, 2012 at 10:08 am
to no. 6. it is a terrible tragedy. daven to Hashem to end the golus. and do teshuva!

19 .Comment from Anonymous

November 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm
While I am certainly no big fan of the President, I don't understand why everyone complains about his raising the debt when under Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II the debt went up far more, and hardly anyone said anything.

20 .Comment from Anonymous

November 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm
Following are percentage changes in the debt by president since Carter. Carter 42.3% Reagan 188.6% Bush 55.6% Clinton 35.8% Bush 89.0% Obama 41.4%

21 .Comment from 15 year old

December 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm
true say


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