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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holythursday; host; obama; passover; seder; thursday
Does he have some "shmurah matzah"?
1 posted on 04/07/2009 10:31:11 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

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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To: what's up

Here’s the memory fog. It might have been (or future dinners might have been) connected with the Islamic festival Eid-al-Fitr (sounds a bit like Adolph Hitler) marking the end of the religious fasting month of Ramadan. Or an after-sunset Ramadan meal. There would be Islamic blessings asked and other stuff.


21 posted on 04/07/2009 11:59:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Deo volente

He was probably at a local mosque..


22 posted on 04/08/2009 12:15:29 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Nachum

I had to read the headline twice. I could have sworn it said ‘saber.’

The news about the bow must have caused quite a row, seeing as how the WH can’t put this one over on the public.

Nachum, you are going to need an entire server farm for your list in the not too distant future.


23 posted on 04/08/2009 12:25:15 AM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: what's up

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

No where near as involved as a Seder dinner, but there is a bit of ritual.

Bush to host Muslim dinner

By KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter Published: Nov. 19, 2001

“The Iftar dinner is traditionally held at the end of each day’s sunrise-to-sunset fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. White House aides said it is the first time an Iftar meal has been held at the White House. President Clinton held three eid al fitr dinners, to celebrate the traditional three-day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said fast-breaking ceremony usually begins with dates and water, and is followed by prayer, then a full meal.”

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2001/11/19/Bush-to-host-Muslim-dinner/UPI-66701006210906/


24 posted on 04/08/2009 2:08:36 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Nachum

M.O’s face looks like she already ate the bitter herbs.


25 posted on 04/08/2009 2:44:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: LiteKeeper
And where does he plan on celebrating Easter?

The mosque, where else?

26 posted on 04/08/2009 3:08:57 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: decal

Thanks I nearly lost my morning coffee on that one!The empty chair will be for the first Cabinet member who has paid all his taxes.

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


27 posted on 04/08/2009 3:09:25 AM PDT by DieNarrin (Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity!)
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To: Nachum

Is he inviting gay Jews?


28 posted on 04/08/2009 3:35:55 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: Nachum

Is this a prelude to his hajj to Mecca?


29 posted on 04/08/2009 5:21:34 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: Nachum

A SHOW to preserve the *image.*


30 posted on 04/08/2009 5:39:37 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: Nachum; Alamo-Girl; betty boop
".. a letter signed by Obama earlier in the day wishing Americans who mark the day a "peaceful and relaxing holiday.""

I, a Christian, have had the high honor of being invited to participate in several Seders in Jewish homes.

I would not consider the Seder to be merely a "peaceful and relaxing" "holiday"; rather, I found it it to be reverent, moving, and highly significant.

After all, Passover is a direct and significant part of Christianity's cultural and spiritual heritage...

31 posted on 04/08/2009 6:00:12 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: LiteKeeper

Never. Obama’s world ain’t big enough for two Messiahs.


32 posted on 04/08/2009 6:16:38 AM PDT by Loyalist (Barry Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Dunham Pumski! A man of many talents! A man of many names!)
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To: TXnMA
Thank you for sharing your insights, dear brother in Christ!
33 posted on 04/08/2009 6:30:33 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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