U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday wished Jews around the world
a happy Passover in a special video message.
"The story of the Exodus is thousands of years old, but it remains as
relevant as ever," Obama said. "Throughout our history, there are
those who have targeted the Jewish people for harm – a fact we were
so painfully reminded of just a few weeks ago in Toulouse."
"Throughout the years, the search for answers has deepened the Jewish
people’s commitment to repairing the world, and inspired American
Jews to help make our union more perfect," he continued.
Obama said he is preparing for the fourth annual White House Seder on
Friday night, a new tradition started by Obama after participating in
an impromptu Seder during his presidential campaign in 2008. He is
the first U.S. President to have hosted a Seder at the White House.