The White House Seder will take place under crystal chandeliers.
The president will use a silver Passover Seder plate that Sara Netanyahu gave him for Michelle.
As for the Seder itself, what will be said at the White House when President Obama or his guests opens the door for Elijah the Prophet?
None other than Emancipation Proclamation, to be read President Obama’s, friend Dr. Eric Whitaker
And here is Obama buddy Eric Lesser’s unfortunately honest explanation of the Obama Seder.
“There are interesting and poignant similarities between the Passover story and the African-American experience, and that’s not lost on the participants,” Lesser explained. The Seder is “a moment to reflect on justice and themes of redemption and freedom in biblical, historical and present contexts.”
Obama likes to impersonate Pharaoh at the White House Seder, perhaps reminding him of King’s “Let My People Go” campaign against segregation.
He would be truer to himself if he were to impersonate the “mixed multitude” who left Egypt.
The “Kollel – Adult Center for Liberal Jewish Learning” website notes, The mixed multitude” of non-Jews who joined up with the Jewish people when they left Egypt are the classic example of insincere or opportunistic converts.
“Since they witnessed the ten plagues, which took place over the space of a whole year, it is not hard to imagine that they sided with the Jewish people out of the common human weakness for power and success, rather than a sincere devotion to truth at any cost.”
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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