Obama in radio address delivers Passover-Easter message


(JTA) — President Obama in his weekend radio address touched on the messages of Passover and Easter.

"For millions of Americans, this is a special and sacred time of year," Obama said Saturday. "This week, Jewish families gathered around the seder table commemorating the Exodus from Egypt and the triumph of faith over oppression."

The president said he and his family on Sunday would celebrate "the hopeful promise of Easter."

“From Judaism to Islam, Hinduism to Sikhism, there echoes a powerful call to serve our brothers and sisters, to keep in our hearts a deep and abiding compassion for all and to treat others as we wish to be treated,” Obama said. “That’s the common humanity that binds us together.

"This weekend, I hope we’re all able to take a moment to pause and reflect, to embrace our loved ones, to give thanks for our blessings, to rededicate ourselves to interests larger than our own."

Obama hosted a seder last week at the White House.

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