Obama celebrates Seder (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Yitzhak Benhorin Published: 04.07.12, 19:26)
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US president continues tradition, takes part in Passover meal with
Michelle, Jewish friends
White House Seder: US President Barack Obama continued the Passover
tradition he established, celebrating Passover Friday with Jewish
staff members and friends.
The White House released photos showing Obama, his wife Michelle and
the other guests dinning together to mark the Jewish holiday.
On Thursday, Obama offered Passover greetings to Jews in America and
worldwide via video.
"The story of the Exodus is thousands of years old, but it remains as
relevant as ever, "the president said in the message. 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. Just as throughout history, there have been those who
have sought to oppress others because of their faith, ethnicity or
color of their skin."
The president added that "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. And the story of that first Exodus has also inspired those
who are not Jewish with common hopes, and a common sense of
obligation." (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/07/12)
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