Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama's Victory Speech

Obama marked his election victory with another of his great, inspiring speeches (with Lincolnian echoes). Commentary will come later, but for the moment, those of you who haven't yet seen or heard Obama's victory speech can watch it HERE

A transcript of Obama's speech is HERE.

=> I agree with Mark Kleiman:
Baruch atah ha-shem eloheinu, melech ha-olam, shehechayunu, v'kimanu, v'higianu la'zman hazeh.

This is the Hebrew prayer of thanks for having been allowed to live to see something new. (And yes, Hebrew "baruch" is cognate with Arabic/Swahili "barack": both mean "blessed.")
Yours for democracy,
Jeff Weintraub