President Obama Marks Passover with Seder Dinner

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President Barack Obama is expected to mark the beginning of Passover with a traditional Seder meal at the White House.

Friday night's event will be led by Jewish members of the president's staff.

Thursday, Obama released a Passover message, saying he's "proud" to take part in such a "special" tradition.

Remembering the Exodus, he also noted the attacks many Jewish people have faced over the years, including the March 19 shooting at a Jewish school in France that left four dead.

"Jews around the world will renew their faith that liberty will ultimately prevail over tyranny," he said. "They will give thanks for the blessings of freedom, while remembering those who are still not free."

"And they will ask one of our life's most difficult questions: Once we've passed from bondage to liberty, how do we make the most of all that God has given us?" Obama continued.

Passover is the weeklong Jewish holiday celebrating God's deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

Obama has held a Seder dinner every year since taking office.

Watch President Obama's Passover message below.

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