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How Is the White House Seder Different From All Others?
The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 21 Mar 2013 | Devra Ferst

Posted on 03/22/2013 7:33:03 PM PDT by shove_it

For a president of the United States, the personal is inevitably political. But there is one annual event at the White House that truly is personal for its current chief resident — or at least as personal as anything can be in the most watched building in the country.

President Obama’s upcoming Passover Seder, scheduled for March 25, will host just 20 or so participants this year — more or less the same core crowd that has been attending it since 2008, when three young staffers began the tradition while on the campaign trail and then-senator Obama surprised them by dropping in...

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1 posted on 03/22/2013 7:33:03 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Will any of them be Jewish?


2 posted on 03/22/2013 7:33:51 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: shove_it

For the Seder, the food will be Halal...


3 posted on 03/22/2013 7:35:03 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: shove_it
First Family and Friends Put Own Spin on Passover Tradition

Welcoming Elijah: First Lady Michelle Obama lights candles to begin last year’s White House Seder. She and her husband will host another Seder this year on Monday night.

4 posted on 03/22/2013 7:35:04 PM PDT by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: shove_it
Despite the addition, the Seder is decidedly nonpolitical

"Next year in the White House" is nonpolitcial?

5 posted on 03/22/2013 7:36:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Veto!
If there's brisket, he's there.....


6 posted on 03/22/2013 7:36:41 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: shove_it

I hit the abuse button on someone earlier today for too much profanity, so to avoid the same happening to me, I probably better just shut up.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 7:44:32 PM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box"- Tosin Abasi)
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To: shove_it
One would expect nothing less from America’s first Jewish President
8 posted on 03/22/2013 7:48:37 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Veto!

Samy Davis Jr, is rolling over in his grave.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 7:51:57 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: shove_it

I have always understood that although non-Jews may attend a Seder, it should only be hosted by Jews.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 7:59:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: shove_it
How is the WH Seder different from all others?

Satan does not host all other Seders?

Oh, come on, admit it. You laughed.

11 posted on 03/22/2013 8:13:08 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Old Sarge
For the Seder, the food will be Halal...

For this WH, an halal seder seems fitting...this nightmare just goes on and on...
12 posted on 03/22/2013 8:13:50 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: shove_it

You mean it’s still pc to call it a Passover Seder, not a “Spring” Seder (like the “Spring” Egg Roll on the WH lawn)?


13 posted on 03/22/2013 8:26:40 PM PDT by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: shove_it

I would love to know whether the three Jews mentioned in the article attend synagogue on a regular basis.

If they are “cultural” Jews then I can see their allowing this vile and wicked man defile their religious observance.

But if they are committed, practicing Jews, then the whole thing simply boggles my mind.

The only analogous thing I can think of is if he showed up for Easter mass and said “step aside Father, I’ll be performing the Holy Rites today.”

The very thought makes me sick. Abomination of Desolation.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 8:27:32 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: shove_it

“And this candle is lit to help us remember when the kapos got to light the crematoria at Auschwitz! Such sweet memories!”

“Yes, indeed, Michelle, Allahu akhbar!”


15 posted on 03/22/2013 9:14:00 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: informavoracious

I’m confused. Are they rolling spring rolls or egg rolls?


16 posted on 03/22/2013 9:47:29 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: beelzepug

#16> They are going to roll Matzoh Balls, and will save two for Boehner. He needs some balls, of any kind.

I’d like to know if anyone is going to say the traditional “Next year in Jerusalem” or will it be the obama policy, “Next year in Tel Aviv”, or “Cairo”, or “Gaza”?


17 posted on 03/23/2013 12:48:56 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: shove_it

Do they serve their favorite Blood Libel house wine?


18 posted on 03/23/2013 1:01:03 AM PDT by twister881
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To: shove_it

w


19 posted on 03/23/2013 1:48:17 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: shove_it

Because LOBSTER will be served???


20 posted on 03/23/2013 2:16:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Veto!

Will any of them be islamic filth?


21 posted on 03/23/2013 2:24:00 AM PDT by RushLake (Why do people have to be compelled by law to join the "democratic" goonion?)
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“...Will any of them be islamic filth?...”

Of course. The president. Duh...


22 posted on 03/23/2013 2:47:19 AM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: shove_it

It kinda like a Jewish Minstrel show, in reverse.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 4:14:50 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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