WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama can invoke a retooled version of the traditional "next year in Jerusalem" recited at the end of the Passover Seder. When he holds his traditional White House seder at the White House on Monday---the night of the first seder--he can say "last week in Jerusalem."
Obama on Wednesday was on his first trip to Israel as president. See other posts in this blog for information on the unfolding trip.
Background: Obama's Passover Seder tradition started during the 2008 presidential campaign by a group of staffers who found themselves in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the primary as the first seder loomed.
My post on the 2012 Obama seder is HERE.
My 2012 Obama seder preview is HERE.
My post on the Obama 2011 Passover Seder is HERE.
My post on the Obama 2010 Passover Seder is HERE.
My post on the Obama 2009 Seder is HERE.
Obama White House 2012 Passover recipes post is HERE.