Washington - Obama Hosts Third Passover Seder at the White House
Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama hosted a Passover seder at the White House Monday night together with his wife Michelle and a small group of Jewish and non-Jewish staff and family. This is the third year in a row in which Obama has hosted a seder.
While this year’s seder was not strictly kosher for Passover, it was “kosher style,” with a menu put together by White House staff, with some family recipes from staffers. Among the recipes were chicken soup with matzah balls, braised beef brisket, potato kugel, carrot soufflé, and matzoh chocolate cake.
The Maxwell House Haggadah was used for the seder, published by the coffee maker, very basic but with all the elements.
The guests at the White House seder include Obama daughters Malia and Sasha plus a group of Obama 2008 campaign staffers who found themselves in Harrisbug, Pennsylvania on Passover 2008.
Read more at Haaretz
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