Obama Seder Is ‘Least Likely’ of White House Traditions


[The Obama Seder is] one of the newest, most intimate and least likely of White House traditions. When Passover begins at sunset on Monday evening, Mr. Obama and about 20 others will gather for a ritual that neither the rabbinic sages nor the founding fathers would recognize.” - The New York Times on Monday evening’s Presidential Seder, in what is (of course) currently the second-most e-mailed Times story. Last year’s Seder, the first ever held in the White House, was, in the words of event organizer Eric Lesser, “the first time in history that gefilte fish had been placed on White House dishware.” [NYT]