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My family would have a Sedar (Passover) Meal some years adding some New Testament readings. Just curious if any other Christians do something like that or other Jewish practices.

Christians: Have you or do you celebrate any Jewish Holidays to remember our Jewish Roots (Remember: Jesus was a Jew.) ? (I addressed this to Christians just to see if other Christians have done anything like what I grew up doing).

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MamaBee07
Submitted by at 1:53 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
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Christians: Have you or do you celebrate any Jewish Holidays to remember our Jewish Roots (Remember: Jesus was a Jew.) ? (I addressed this to Christians just to see if other Christians have done anything like what I grew up doing).

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MamaBee07
Submitted by at 1:53 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
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  • saphire_ey...
    Submitted by   at 9:18 PM on December 10, 2008

    We've done the Passover meal.

  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 9:33 PM on December 10, 2008

    saphire, I always enjoyed the Sedar (Passover) meal. I didn't know very many others who did that. That's how I came to liking lamb as a meal! Though I never touched the mint jelly.

  • okmanders
    Submitted by   at 10:01 PM on December 10, 2008

    we will do Hannukah when my kid gets older. i think its a great story of God's power. plus i love latkas. but ive been planning to do something about another culture once a month when my kids get older (cinco de mayo for may, st patricks for march, ramadan for august (not the full 30 days tho), etc)

  • saphire_ey...
    Submitted by   at 9:15 AM on December 11, 2008

    I love the passover meal and the meaning behind it! I've been wanting to explore Hannukah as well. I feel I can learn about Christianity by exploring these traditions.

  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 11:01 AM on December 11, 2008

    "Submitted by okmanders
    at 10:01 PM on December 10, 2008 we will do Hannukah when my kid gets older. i think its a great story of God's power. plus i love latkas. but ive been planning to do something about another culture once a month when my kids get older (cinco de mayo for may, st patricks for march, ramadan for august (not the full 30 days tho), etc)"

    St. Patrick's Day is actually Christian Holiday because it's a Catholic Feast Day and Catholics are Christian because they follow Christ and believe in One God. St. Patrick was a bishop that was actually kidnapped and brought to Ireland...I believe he was kidnapped as a boy. He ended up helping to convert many Irish to Christianity.

    Another great feast day that already happened this month, but for future reference is December 6th--that's St. Nicholas Day, he is what Santa Claus is based off of. Pretty neat...grew up celebrating his feast day in my family.

    But I think that's cool that you want to try all kinds of different things to get a little feel for it all.

    Most people associate St. Paddy's day as green and drinking, but that's not the whole thing LOL.

  • bluiidmomm...
    Submitted by   at 1:35 PM on December 11, 2008

    We don't, but I have a friend and she and her whole family do.

  • forgivense...
    Submitted by   at 2:45 PM on December 11, 2008

    I wouldn't celebrate Passover because although I think it's VERY important, and an incredible sign of God's redemption (which communion is based on), when I read the OT, I read that no foreigner is allowed to partake of the meal (don't know the verse off the top of my head). I don't know of any Jewish descent on my part, so I won't partake of it.

  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 8:57 AM on December 12, 2008

    "Submitted by forgive...
    at 2:45 PM on December 11, 2008 I wouldn't celebrate Passover because although I think it's VERY important, and an incredible sign of God's redemption (which communion is based on), when I read the OT, I read that no foreigner is allowed to partake of the meal (don't know the verse off the top of my head). I don't know of any Jewish descent on my part, so I won't partake of it."

    Christians are not "foriegners" because we've been adopted by God through Baptism. Also, the Jewish faith is the foundation of Christianity because that is what Jesus was...since Christians believe Jesus is the fullfillment of the Law and prophecies centering around the Messiah, then Christians believe Christianity is the fullfillment of the Jewish faith, so I don't see it as "foreign" so much as remembering our roots.

  • ethans_mom...
    Submitted by   at 7:09 PM on December 12, 2008

    Theres a little more to it then that.

    You werent to have anyone none jewish over incase they brought leven or bread *even the tiniest crumb* with them, which, not being jewish, they wouldnt know NOT to do. Alot of none jews also dont keep kosher, ect. and would not be 'clean' enough to partake.

    So, its great to follow these holidays, but I would *and do* try to REALLY follow them

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 10:24 PM on December 12, 2008

    Submitted by MamaBee07 at 9:33 PM on December 10, 2008 saphire, I always enjoyed the Sedar (Passover) meal. I didn't know very many others who did that. That's how I came to liking lamb as a meal! Though I never touched the mint jelly.


    When the kids were in Catholic school the whole school would do a Sedar meal. It was cool. I don't though just because I'm lazy...

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