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White House Purim statement features hamantaschen recipe

(JTA) — The White House released a statement marking Purim that includes a recipe for hamantaschen, the holiday’s traditional snack.

The statement was released Friday in advance of the beginning of the holiday on Saturday night. It retells the Purim story of the ancient Persian Jews’ triumph over evil, and notes that “these themes resonate throughout the centuries and in today’s world as well. By speaking up and speaking out, justice will triumph over evil.”

Also featured is a description of hamantaschen along with a recipe for the three-cornered pastries, as well as a recipe for bourekas, another traditional three-cornered food.