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Singer fills in while Obama meets with Israeli Defense Minister Barak at Reform Jewish meeting

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD.--President Barack Obama is delaying a speech at the Union of Reform Judaism Conference here to meet backstage with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. While thousands are waiting for Obama to deliver a major speech on domestic and Israeli issues, Jewish folk rock singer Josh Nelson is filling time--with tunes ranging from the Channukah standard "Rock of Ages" to "Great Balls of Fire" to "Bashana Haba'ah," which means in the year to come.

Obama is also meeting with leaders of the Reform Jewish movement before the speech.

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