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Trump tweet on Obama WH Hanukkah party resurfaces

Trump tweet on Obama WH Hanukkah party resurfaces

While holding celebrations in advance was a common practice among presidents in the past, it was also something Trump apparently mocked his predecessor Barack Obama for. This time, it's the date of the White House Hanukkah Party that's in question.

He was one of 13 Christian leaders in Israel who wrote an open letter to the President asking him to promote peace instead of destruction.

Also controversial was the fact that the White House did not make the effort to put up any decorations pertaining to Hanukkah in the party.

Congressional Jewish Democrats, however, blasted Trump for turning the holiday festivities into a "partisan" event.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) told McClatchy News she wasn't offended, but wasn't thrilled either, especially because the two Jewish Republications in Congress, Rep.

Democratic members of Congress are said to have been left off President Donald Trump's guest list for the White House Hanukkah party. Ultimately, though, she said her feelings weren't hurt.

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After a mix-up in 2005 resulted in some Orthodox Jews eating un-kosher lamb chops, Laura Bush arranged for the entire White House kitchen to be ritually cleaned and declared kosher by religious authorities, said Rabbi Levi Shemtov, the Washington representative of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement, a Hasidic orthodox group. "If you think about it, all members should probably be invited".

Even for those with connections, the Hanukkah party can be a tough ticket to score.

"People are in a celebratory mood and just kvelling over this incredible, historic moment", Morton Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America, told the Times.

Although Trump began his speech at the party with allusions to Israel in regards to Hanukkah, he ended his speech by giving a shout out to his recently made decision.

"Hanukkah is a time for Jewish families around the world to celebrate the miracles of the past and promises of the future", he added. "The descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob have endured unthinkable persecution and oppression".


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