Is nothing sacred? The Murdoch-owned New York Post stoop to new lows of journalism and publishes the alleged note written and slipped into the cracks of the Western Wall in Jerusalem by Democratic presidential challenger Barack Obama.& ; The tabloid published the note after it "was stolen from the wall—reportedly by a Jewish seminary student—and then published in the Israeli daily paper Maariv."
The historic site is the holiest in Judaism and it would be an understatement to call the theft of any note left there a sacrilege. The rabbi in charge of the wall, Shmuel Rabinovitz, slammed Maariv for publishing the text, telling Israeli Army Radio, "The notes placed between the stones of the Western Wall are between a person and his maker. It is forbidden to read them or make any use of them . . . [this] damages the Western Wall and damages the personal, deep part of every one of us that we keep to ourselves."
To add more heaps of BS to the pile, the newspaper quotes several "handwriting experts" to "analyze" Obama's prayer request. One quoted "expert", arlene Leachman said "that when he wrote 'forgive me,' there was "too much space between forgive and me, so he probably doesn't feel he needs to be forgiven."
Outrageous. It is the New York Post that feels it doesn't need to be forgiven. And how about that seminary student? Would you want to share a confession or your troubles with him?
Dear God [NYP]