Category: Holidays

Weekly Address: President Obama Offers Holiday Greetings

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By , April 4, 2010 11:17 am

To all those that are in the midst of celebrating Easter today or continuing to observe Passover (until Tuesday evening), have a happy and healthy holiday!

You can read the full transcript of the President’s remarks here.

A Passover Miracle — Happy Pesach!

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By , March 29, 2010 5:43 pm

Although this video is a year old, it still makes me laugh.

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As Jews gather for the Passover Seder this evening, they will not be alone. In a new tradition introduced by President Obama, the President and many guests will be holding their second-annual “White House Seder” this evening.

This special Seder, first done last year, sprung from Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Some staff members planned an improvised Seder while on the trail in Pennsylvania, and word filtered back to the boss.

Obama showed up with the salutation, “hey, is this the Seder?,” according to this fine account of the event. At evening’s end, Obama replaced the traditional declaration — “Next year in Jerusalem!” — with a bit of an update: “Next Year in the White House!”

And so it was. And even after Obama moves out, there will probably be many “next years” to come with White House Seders.

To everyone celebrating Passover out there, Happy Pesach!

[IMAGE via Pete Souza/The White House]

Has Jack Been Naughty or Nice?

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By , December 24, 2009 11:55 pm

I’m guessing that Jack is getting a bag of coal for Christmas this year! Ha!

Have a great Christmas!

Happy, Happy Hanukkah!

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By , December 11, 2009 6:32 pm

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