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Obama to host Seder Thursday night
Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/7/09 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT

Posted on 04/07/2009 10:31:11 PM PDT by Nachum

US President Barack Obama will celebrate Passover Thursday night with staff and friends in what is believed to be the first White House Seder attended by an American president.

The event was slipped onto the president's public schedule Tuesday night with little fanfare, following a letter signed by Obama earlier in the day wishing Americans who mark the day a "peaceful and relaxing holiday."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holythursday; host; obama; passover; seder; thursday
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Does he have some "shmurah matzah"?
1 posted on 04/07/2009 10:31:11 PM PDT by Nachum
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The List, ping


2 posted on 04/07/2009 10:31:37 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Think he’s ever heard of Maundy Thursday?


3 posted on 04/07/2009 10:32:44 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to get Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; there might be show trials in 2009.)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure he will have staff that makes sure everything is kosher to the max. As well as Easter decorations around the table LOL. (Fair’s fair)


4 posted on 04/07/2009 10:33:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

M.T. may or may not coincide with Passover in a given year.


5 posted on 04/07/2009 10:35:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Nachum
His special guest will be the TorahPrompter to provide him with the words to say for the Passover prayers.
6 posted on 04/07/2009 10:38:14 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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To: Nachum

Has he even been to church since becoming president? I don’t recall hearing about it.


7 posted on 04/07/2009 10:39:50 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: KarlInOhio

The empty chair will be for the first Cabinet member who has paid all his taxes.


8 posted on 04/07/2009 10:40:21 PM PDT by decal (Too many people mistake "tolerance" for "approval.")
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To: Nachum

At least it will be Halal.


9 posted on 04/07/2009 10:41:40 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Deo volente

He is not a member of any church.


10 posted on 04/07/2009 10:42:33 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Deo volente

Bill Sammon had an article in the Washington Times today about that. Answer is no.


11 posted on 04/07/2009 10:42:49 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Nachum

Quite the ecumenist, ain’t he?


12 posted on 04/07/2009 10:43:42 PM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Nachum

And where does he plan on celebrating Easter?


13 posted on 04/07/2009 10:44:02 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (When do the impeachment proceedings begin?)
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To: CaptRon

Gut I gotta tell ya, not high on my list of Obamagaffes. Bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is number one. Lying about it is 1.5.


14 posted on 04/07/2009 10:44:10 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: CaptRon
Gut = But. New ergonic keyboard. Ergonomic is latin for "typos"

Or it might be greek. Who knows.

15 posted on 04/07/2009 10:46:37 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Blogger

He had a Muslim dinner at the White House not too long after 9/11 IIRC.


16 posted on 04/07/2009 10:52:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Blogger

I mean Bush!


17 posted on 04/07/2009 10:52:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Or Spy Wednesday?


18 posted on 04/07/2009 11:31:49 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: LiteKeeper

Good question!


19 posted on 04/07/2009 11:33:01 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A dinner’s a WHOLE lot different than a religious service.


20 posted on 04/07/2009 11:43:55 PM PDT by what's up
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