Jean C posted a comment · Apr 27, 2017
I resonate with this last comment: "I would rather hear less " We should stop..this or that" and replace that with more "How can we..or what can we do... " as a people. " I spent a quiet Resurrection weekend meditating on Jesus' life, death, and Resurrection. It is different for many people each year.
ChoirOfSeraphim posted a comment · Apr 18, 2017
Christians can certainly participate in Passover Seders and many do, as part of Holy Week worship and celebration. There are many good reasons for Christians to hold Passover celebrations, whether in home, church or community settings. The simplest reason most of us enjoy Passover is: It's in the Bible, and Jesus did it. Anything Yeshua celebrated, we can celebrate! The Passover festival provides a multi-sensory experience that enables worshipers to literally "eat their way" through the Exodus and Last Supper narratives of the scriptures we cherish. We see, smell, touch and taste the paschal foods while we hear the stories of the liberation from Egypt, and the Passion narratives of the Lamb of God, Who defeated our common enemy--death. This worship-at-the-table is often a transformative experience; we "sit at the welcome table" of the Lord, and feast with Him while remembering the great deliverance He wrought for us. In so doing, we embrace the Passover and the Passover embraces US. We become more aware of human suffering and are challenged to do something about it. We realize our own sinfulness and our need for divine intervention--and we celebrate the fact that God chose to intervene in human history on our behalf! Passover celebrations can change us because the messages of the Exodus event and the Easter event are symbolized by the foods we consume--roasted lamb meat, matzah, bitter herbs, charoset and the fruit of the vine. From the moment we first bite into the lamb, until the last cup is drunk, the reality of the biblical stories "comes alive" in a concrete way. Passover worship allows us not only a chance to "taste and see that the LORD is good", but the chance to interact with each other, ask questions and explore the Bible in a unique, multi-sensory way, while passing down to our young the great stories of God's redemption of slaves and redemption of all humanity.
WildOliveBranch posted a comment · Apr 14, 2017
Traditional Judaism (Rabbinic Judaism) is threatened by the explosive growth of Messianic Judaism. Hence, articles by Rabbis like these, threats of death and lawsuits against to two effective spokesmen of One for Israel (Eitan and Moti), and attempts to bar known Jewish evangelicals from entry into Israel unless they promise not to evangelize... these indicate that the Gospel is now effectively softening the hearts of Israelis both Jews and Arabs to embrace their Messiah. In the end, the wisdom of YHWH is pitted against the wisdom of men and the oral law. Who do you think will win?
Kbarun posted a comment · Apr 14, 2017
I am proud of you being so nice to the Rabbis. everytime I go to Israel now I see such a separation of the ultra orthodox and the rest of the world. The Rabbis of today should realize like Benjamin Netanyahu who told us pre election last year in a private meeting that the evangelicals are the best and at that time the only true friends of Israel. These Rabbis seem to want to keep the corner on faith. They should be happy to see Christians embrace Jewish tradition whether it is 1st century or 21st century. Just maybe that understanding can prevent yet another pogrom or holocaust before Jesus returns.
Dorrie posted a comment · Apr 14, 2017
Of course they should! Yeshua was/is a Jew!! What they SHOULDN'T be doing is slapping a ham on the table to celebrate Resurrection Day!
Rev. Randy K. posted a comment · Apr 11, 2017
Seriously now, do these rabbis have nothing better to do with their lives than complain about what Christians do or don't do? How tragic!
Mfin2187 posted a comment · Apr 10, 2017
Isn't being offended a choice? I think the people participating in these events are doing this to have an educational spiritual experience. I also believe that they themselves are treating it as a Holy Experience. No one has the right or authority to say how one may worship. None what-so-ever. I would rather hear less " We should stop..this or that" and replace that with more "How can we..or what can we do... " as a people.