Friday, April 10, 2009

Not Quite An Historic First

David Abromowitz is understandably moved that there was a Passover Seder meal at the White House this week. In fact, he says that there's been nothing like it before:
[A]s anyone who has participated in a Passover Seder (literally, "order") knows, it is an experience of a different kind, an ordered retelling of the passage from slavery to freedom unfolding through symbolic reminders of every individual's responsibility to carry forward the freedom we inherited from prior generations.
Of course, that's also a pretty good definition of the Christian mass, or Holy Eucharist, which has indeed been celebrated at the White House. But it was about time for a Seder meal as well.

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