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President Donald Trump will continue the tradition, started by Obama in 2009, to host a Passover Seder. Seder is simply a Jewish ritual that marks the beginning of Passover, which is a Jewish holiday to commemorate the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.

Trump will be hosting the White House Passover seder on Monday night, in Washington.

Times of Israel reports that is it not clear which member of the administration will be in attendance for the dinner.

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Trump’s son-in-law, Ivanka Trump’s husband, is Jewish.

Beyond his immediate family, Trump has several Jewish administration officials who could partake in the dinner, including Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Special Envoy for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and Senior Adviser Stephen Miller.

Trump is the first president with immediate family members who are Jewish. His daughter Ivanka married Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, in 2009. Before tying the knot, she underwent a rigorous Orthodox conversion process under the tutelage of Rabbi Haskel Lookstein at the Upper East Side’s Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun.

The two — who observe Shabbat and keep kosher — have raised their three children, the youngest of whom was born last March, Jewish.

When the family moved to Washington, their oldest daughter, Arabella, began attending Jewish Primary Day School. Both now work in the administration; Kushner is a senior adviser to the president and Ivanka, as of last week, is an official assistant to the president.

It is so refreshing to see the President hold the passover dinner, as it commemorates such a monumental part of Christian and Jewish history.


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