Photo Credit: Jason Greenblatt / Twitter
Purim 2018 at the White House

Can anyone remember a time when Purim was celebrated at the White House? When the brachot (blessings) were recited in Hebrew with a full minyan (quorum) and the Megilla read there for Jewish staff?

When was it even considered acceptable for a presidential aide to celebrate the holiday with appropriate prayers – and mishloach manot (holiday gifts of food) — at the workplace?


This is Purim under the Trump Administration … Presidential Special Representative to International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt is reciting the brachot that precede the reading of the Megilla (the Scroll of Esther).


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.