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A reader points out that President Obama's call with the rabbis today — as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline's and other clerics' Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.
"We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama said, according to Moline (paging Sarah Palin...), quoting from the Rosh Hashanah prayer that says that in the holiday period, it is decided "who shall live and who shall die."
Originally posted by chiron613
You're taking the entire conversation, extracting a single phrase, and then trying to claim you have any notion of what the phrase means. A twitter is 160 characters long. You're not going to be able to distill an entire conversation into 160 characters.
The Rosh Hashanah prayer that speaks of the decision about who shall live and who shall die, refers to *God's* decision about that, not ours. According to Jewish believe, the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (a period of ten days) is a time of reflection, seeing where you did well and where you did badly. On Yom Kippur you fast to atone for your wrongdoing, and the decision is made about who shall live and who shall die. But *GOD* makes that decision.
So what's the point of your whole post?