Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Betty Ford Dances the Hora

After a state dinner for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Print Email
Betty Ford dances the hora at a state dinner for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.(Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum)

And you thought Michelle Obama had moves. The U.S. National Archive Twitter account brings our attention to the best hora we’ve seen all week (I know, I know, it’s only Tuesday): Betty Ford’s.

“Betty Ford dances the #hora after a state dinner,” the tweet said, linking to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum Tumblr account, a lively mix of archival photographs. The hora in question took place after a state dinner for none other than former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who visited the White House several times while Ford was president:

Betty Ford added some new steps to her repertoire as she danced the hora following a state dinner for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel. She joined several after-dinner guests in performing the Israeli folk dance in the Grand Hallway.

The First Lady’s form could use work, but I appreciate her enthusiasm. I give her a 10.

Previous: Betty Ford, Friend of the Jews

Print Email

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Betty Ford Dances the Hora

After a state dinner for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

More on Tablet:

A Grandfather’s Hidden Love Letters From Nazi Germany Reveal a Buried Past

By Vox Tablet — Reporter Sarah Wildman’s grandfather escaped Vienna in 1938. Long after he died, she discovered the life—and lover—he left behind.