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Obama hosts White House Passover seder

He is the first US president to do so, complete with a reading of the Haggadah.

I’m not surprised; Obama is, as I’ve suggested before, the first Jewish president.

Passover, of course, celebrates the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, leading ultimately to their return to the Land of Israel. The seder includes the traditional wish, “Hashanah haba’ah birushalaiyim” (Next year in Jerusalem). All told, a suspiciously Zionist holiday.

Hag Pesach sameach l’culam. Happy Passover to all.

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