Friday, October 8, 2010

Counting Our Blessings

Did you know that teen heartthrob Justin Bieber--not a Jew--recites the Shema (the Jewish prayer that goes "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One") before each concert? (Sounds like an urban legend/bubahmayseh to me, but m'kay.)

And speaking of Jewish prayers, plenty of American Jews continue to recite the Obama blessing: Barack ata Adonei elohainu melech ha'Olum...


Josephine said...

It's in the New Testament, as well, Scaramouche. Jesus was asked which was the most important Commandment (Mark 12:28-34).

Maybe Bieber is a Christian.

scaramouche said...

Good point.