Obama Plans First Presidential Seder

Friends and White House staff invited
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2009 12:26 PM CDT
President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House earlier today after an eight-day European trip and a five-hour visit to the Iraq war zone.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama is planning to host a Passover seder at the White House for friends and staff tomorrow evening, JTA reports. What appears to be the first-ever presidential seder is scheduled for the second night of the Jewish holiday so guests can celebrate with their families tonight. The event “speaks to the inclusiveness of today’s America and of President Obama,” a Jewish community advocate says.