Passover Seder at the UN
Passover Seder at the UN Matan Carmeli

As part of Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon’s ongoing battle to improve Israel’s image at the United Nations, he hosted on Friday the first ever Passover Seder at the UN. 

By doing so, Danon sought to expose the ambassadors in attendance to this beloved Jewish tradition.

About 40 ambassadors, senior UN officials, and even one European minister, took part in the Seder hosted by Ambassador Danon and led by Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie. 

The guests got to enjoy all the holiday traditions and learned how the Israelites were freed from the Egyptian bondage and the connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel. 

The ambassadors broke matzah, tasted the traditional foods, read the Haggadah and even sang “Dayeinu.” 

This initiative was part of Ambassador Danon’s ongoing positive agenda that seeks to expose the diplomats in the “people’s parliament” to the truth about Israel and Jewish traditions.  The Seder was held in conjunction with the Forum for Cultural Diplomacy.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat and the Passover holiday in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)