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Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 2, 2010

Posted on 12/02/2010 5:25:51 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House on the second night of the Jewish festival of lights.

The celebration occurred in the East Room Thursday, where guests recited traditional prayers while lighting candles in a menorah lent by a congregation in New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebrates; hanukkah; israel; obama; whitehouse

1 posted on 12/02/2010 5:25:56 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Such blatant hypocrisy! It literally takes my breath away!


2 posted on 12/02/2010 5:28:45 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

When did muslims start doing this?


3 posted on 12/02/2010 5:29:58 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I know Barry’s not the first to do it, but there’s something very wrong about our president jumping in on and officially celebrating every religion’s holidays.


4 posted on 12/02/2010 5:31:21 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY
PHOTO OP

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama host a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010, in Washington. The menorah, from Congregation Beth Israel's flooded synagogue in Lakeview, La., was found caked in dirt and mud after Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

5 posted on 12/02/2010 5:32:05 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tell your friend veronica, it's time you celebrate hanukkah.

I hope I get a harmonica, on this lovely, lovely hanukkah.

So drink your gin-and-tonic-ah, and smoke your mara-juanic-ah, If you really, really wanna-kah, have a happy, happy, happy, happy Hanukkah­.

happy hanukka!


6 posted on 12/02/2010 5:32:24 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: rdl6989

Let us all watch and observe how the Obama’s celebrate Christmas. Particularly, let us review his Christmas message to America and see if he refers to “CHRISTMAS” or simply “The Holiday Season”.


7 posted on 12/02/2010 5:32:30 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House

Why? Is he Jewish, too?

8 posted on 12/02/2010 5:34:34 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
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To: rdl6989
When did muslims start doing this?

Mudslimes like 0bama have always celebrated Chanukah. Just the focus of the holiday is a tad different. Jews focus on there being 8 days of oil to light a lamp. Mudslimes like 0bama have a different celebration, with focus on the Temple's destruction.

9 posted on 12/02/2010 5:34:43 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if he invited Jeremiah Wright for the festivities.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 5:36:50 PM PST by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a farce, Obama celebrates Chanukkah a time of faith, miracles, freedom and liberation as he is the most ambiguously religious and the most anti Israel president ever.
I wonder if this “Jewish” congregation is one of those secular ones that don’t believe in a higher power but place more importance in humanism.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 5:38:21 PM PST by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m pretty sure Obama celebrates all religious holidays except Christian ones. Next up are Kwanzaa and Festivus.


12 posted on 12/02/2010 5:40:32 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: onyx

What an ace. Chin jutting out, nose in the air, smug look, and Mooshell is her usual cheerful self. What a pair.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 5:47:21 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: All

One of the reasons Obama started attending church wasn’t to find God.

Abner Joseph Mikva:

“He is a long-time political supporter of US President Barack Obama. Mikva offered Obama a law clerk position in his judicial office after Obama graduated from Harvard Law School; Obama declined the offer. US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was one of his law clerks.[4] Mikva became Obama’s political advisor and suggested he learn more effective public speaking from observing preachers. Mikva said of Obama: “He listened to patterns of speech, how to take people up the ladders. It’s almost a Baptist tradition to make someone faint, and, by God, he’s doing it now.”

Another of Mikva’s law clerks was FCC Julius Genachowski, Obama’s Harvard pal.

After graduating from Harvard, also magna cum laude, Genachowski clerked for The Honorable Abner J. Mikva on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for Justices William J. Brennan and David Souter at the U.S. Supreme Court.
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Julius_Genachowski


14 posted on 12/02/2010 5:55:03 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Political Correctness run amok!


15 posted on 12/02/2010 5:56:23 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: onyx
The menorah, from Congregation Beth Israel's flooded synagogue in Lakeview, La., was found caked in dirt and mud after Hurricane Katrina.

How special.

Zed's PR team found a way to work a "Blame Bush for Katrina" meme into a Jewish holiday.

16 posted on 12/02/2010 5:56:54 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Irenic

“He listened to patterns of speech, how to take people up the ladders.”

yeah I know what that means and I hate when people do that.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 5:57:43 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: onyx

He couldn’t be farther away from the Menorah if he tried. What a brat.


18 posted on 12/02/2010 6:03:56 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: onyx

Barry is not looking at the menorah , he’s looking at something or someone off in the distance .


19 posted on 12/02/2010 6:12:52 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: onyx

Look at those two anti-Semites in the right of the picture. UGH. Detestable.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 6:13:23 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: Mr. Wright

Exactly...its so funny that at my daughter’s 5th grade “Holiday Season” chorus event they will sing a “traditional Hannukah song”...but no “traditional Christian Christmas” songs.....the ADL spreads its influence nationwide...


21 posted on 12/02/2010 6:17:33 PM PST by northwinds
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But they won’t celebrate Christmas.


22 posted on 12/02/2010 6:19:39 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is sure to piss off the ramadan crowd.


23 posted on 12/02/2010 6:23:11 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure the Obama’s will ardently celebrate Kwanzaa.


24 posted on 12/02/2010 6:33:35 PM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With nearly all of Obama’s inner circule being Jews, it makes sense.


25 posted on 12/02/2010 6:38:23 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: northwinds

Our Governor Rendell allows the Minor ah to be displayed in the Capitol Building — however, absolutely NO Nativity Scene is allowed!!


26 posted on 12/02/2010 6:41:03 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: fivecatsandadog
Dittos.

I dare him to celebrate Festivus.

27 posted on 12/02/2010 7:26:47 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: onyx
They don't exactly look happy about having to fake this


28 posted on 12/02/2010 7:52:23 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Always arrogant. Dayum. He puts Mussolini to shame.


29 posted on 12/02/2010 7:54:09 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Zed's PR team found a way to work a "Blame Bush for Katrina" meme into a Jewish holiday.

Ah. I hadn't thought of that, but I sure agree with you.

30 posted on 12/02/2010 7:55:15 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: FrdmLvr; Wild Irish Rogue
He couldn’t be farther away from the Menorah if he tried. What a brat.

Like Wild Irish Rogue said, he's not looking at it either.

31 posted on 12/02/2010 7:57:36 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Gapplega

It *is* detestable. This is a photo op and not a very good one.


32 posted on 12/02/2010 7:59:06 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: montag813; FrdmLvr; Wild Irish Rogue

In the larger photo you posted, he actually looks distainful or is it hateful?


33 posted on 12/02/2010 8:02:04 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bought a couple of boxes of gold chocolate Hanukkah coins at a salvage place last week. They taste just like Chocolate Easter Bunnies.


34 posted on 12/02/2010 8:03:59 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: onyx

It’s just disgusting that we have those two pigs living in the White House. You can just tell, they’re just anti-semitic. They have no joy in their faces as the Menorah candles are being lit. I’m sure they’re remembering Rev Wright’s filthy sermons.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 8:10:02 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: montag813

Oh my.


36 posted on 12/02/2010 8:30:11 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: narses; neverdem; MHGinTN; NativeNewYorker
The menorah, from Congregation Beth Israel's flooded synagogue in Lakeview, La., was found caked in dirt and mud after Hurricane Katrina.

How special.

Zed's PR team found a way to work a “Blame Bush for Katrina” meme into a Jewish holiday.

You saw that little “dig” in there too, eh? So subtle. /sarchasm - The gaping whole between a liberal and the truth.

37 posted on 12/02/2010 8:32:56 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Except for Christian holidays, of course.


38 posted on 12/02/2010 8:46:33 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: 9YearLurker

Barry doea not celebrate every religion’s holidays. He usually skips out ot town on Christmas!


39 posted on 12/02/2010 9:13:02 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Mandingo Conservative

“I wonder if this “Jewish” congregation is one of those secular ones that don’t believe in a higher power but place more importance in humanism.”

I believe Beth Israel it is the oldest Orthodox congregation in New Orleans. They were devastated by Katrina and are in the process of rebuilding at a new location in the city.

Some more information on Temple Beth Israel in New Orleans.
http://www.bethisraelnola.com/


40 posted on 12/03/2010 2:09:14 AM PST by Mila
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To: Mila
Here is a picture that goes along with my above post.


41 posted on 12/03/2010 2:15:21 AM PST by Mila
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To: fivecatsandadog
Mooshell is her usual cheerful self.

Har!

42 posted on 12/03/2010 2:21:08 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if their future Christmas party guests will be “reciting traditional prayers” (Christian ones) or reading the nativity gospel and standing around statues of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. I highly doubt it. These people are not only intolerant of Christianity, they are hostile toward it. How a Christian nation elected them baffles me.


43 posted on 12/03/2010 5:26:46 AM PST by dupree
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To: montag813
And just think, you can buy that lovely sweater (/sarc) for a mere $1,935!

L'Wren Scott

44 posted on 12/03/2010 7:39:04 PM PST by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We're missing Obama's subtle diplomacy.

Hannukah celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple after it was desecrated by the Syrians (Seleucids). He's sending a signal to Assad. Very subtle--we're just too dense to pick up on it.

Just like in the Garden of Eden--the serpent was the most subtle of all the animals.

45 posted on 12/08/2011 8:56:15 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY
He lights all the candles at once? What's the rationale?

I'm still waiting for the Easter message. /s

46 posted on 12/08/2011 10:24:35 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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