March 28th, 2010


The Obama seder...

I'm really curious how my observant Jewish friends feel about the White House Seder. It's hard to figure out exactly what the motivation is behind holding it, since it's clearly not part of Obama's own religion. Is it just a way to celebrate with the members of his staff who are Jewish? (There are a lot of those, including top advisors like Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod.) Does he think it's a good ritual to share with Malia and Sasha? Is it partly aimed at Jewish voters? (Seems very likely -- but doesn't it also stand a chance of offending some of them?)
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