White House releases statement marking Purim

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(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 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.”

The statement also includes a description of hamantaschen, the three-cornered pastries traditionally served on the holiday. It ends with a hamantaschen recipe, as well as a recipe for burekas, another traditional three-cornered food.

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Source: JTA

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