Hailed as “the first Presidential Seder in America’s history,” by Haaretz and declared a “new tradition” to be observed for years to come in the White House by the New York Times, Obama joined Jewish advisers, David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Lesser, Susan Sher (Michelle Obama’s counsel), and Herbie Ziskend, a staff assistant to Vice President Joe Biden, to celebrate the Jewish rite. As Goethe pointed out, a great leader holds people together.
Vladimir Putin is doing this very thing in a resurgent Christian Russia, whose Christian roots and heritage of many generations are being reestablished in that nation’s cultural and religious life.
For instance, on April 4, 2010, Vladimir Putin brought his co-leader, Dimitri Medvedev, along with state photographers, to Easter Sunday services in Moscow, joining 4 million Russians in celebrating the nation’s holiest day of the year.
Following the service, Putin and Medvedev appeared on National Television to “congratulate” the Russian people for “celebrating the Resurrection of Christ.” Here & Here.
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