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White House Passover Seder: Obama Celebrates The Holiday

Obama Passover Seder White House

AP/Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/29/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama marked the start of Passover with a private Seder in the executive mansion.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama invited friends and White House aides to mark the Jewish holiday with a meal on Monday. The Obama aides started the tradition during 2008's primary campaign in Pennsylvania; Obama made a surprise stop to meet with staffers who were sharing an impromptu meal in a hotel basement.

The event continued last year at the White House with a small group of aides and advisers.

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