Nov 16, 2011

Passover seder at the White House?

2 Chronicles 35:1-19 rejoices in king Josiah: “18 Since the days of the prophet Samuel, the Passover had never been celebrated like this. None of the former kings had ever celebrated a Passover like this one celebrated by King Josiah, the priests, the Levites, and the people of Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem 19 in the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign.”

President Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted their third Passover seder at the White House on Monday, April 18, 2011. As in the two previous seders, the White House used the Maxwell House Haggadah, published by the coffee maker, very basic but with all the elements. The food is kosher style but not kosher.

Stealing from a tradition that is not your own and then copying it poorly – Why would they even try?

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