As president Obama has been doing since he came into office in 2009, some of the mayoral candidates, who are running in a city that is the largest gathering of Jews outside Israel, will be celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover by attending a Seder night over Matzah and Maror.
Via Andrew Hawkins from The Insider Blog at Crains New York:
*Council Speaker Christine Quinn will be attending a seder in Manhattan.
*Republican candidate Joseph Lhota will dine on the bread of affliction in Riverdale at the home of a long-time friend.
*Doe Fund founder George McDonald will be having a "quiet" seder at home with his family, a spokesman said. His wife, Harriet, is Jewish.
*Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, Public advocate Bill de Blasio, who are favorite in the Orthodox Jewish community, will not be attending a seder this year.
*John Liu will attend a Seder.
*A Spokesperson for Sal Albanese did not respond to requests for comment.
*A spokesman for Republican candidate John Catsimatidis said he wasn't certain whether the supermarket and oil billionaire would be making matzoh-and-charoset sandwiches. But Mr. Catsimatidis's campaign did tweet on Monday, "To all my friends in the Jewish Community celebrating Passover, I wish you A Zissen Pesach."
*Mayor Michael Bloomberg, celebrates Passover with his family every year, a spokesman said.