Passover begins at sundown today. We celebrate being brought out of Egypt, released from slavery. It is my favorite religious holiday. It is a joyful time and during our Seder, we re-tell the story of our exodus. The Seder ends with the refrain, "Next year in Jerusalem!" G-d willing, there will still be a Jerusalem next year. I want to wish all of my Jewish readers, a very Happy Pesach. May G-d bless you and keep you and those you love, safe.
The loopy peaceniks in the audience must have loved that.
The Dalai Lama went on to say that he opposed some of Bush's policies but that he loved him. What do you know about that. The Dalai Lama's views on fighting terrorism are more in line with conservatives' views than with the mushy brained, arrogant, no nothing celebrities who cling to the Dalai Lama's robes. Many conservatives oppose a variety of President Bush's policies for a variety of reasons, but we admire him nonetheless, especially for his commitment to protecting America and defeating terrorism.
thank you, Monk for the following photos. You rock!
Obama showed the Dalai Lama the back door today after their meeting.
The Daily Mail reported:
The Dalai Lama and U.S president Barack Obama met for the first time at the White House today, defying furious protests from China
The two Nobel Peace Prize winners seemed intent on keeping the meeting low-key, in order avoid worsening tensions between the two countries
The Tibetan spiritual leader, who was also denied a meeting in the Oval office, left via a side entrance where rubbish bags were piled up and The White House didn’t release photos of the meeting until several hours afterwards. (Shameless! What a way for the president of the United States to represent us. I feel nauseaus.)