Passover Perspective: A View Through Jewish Heritage
AUDIO: Listen to the audio version of this post HERE.
Several years ago, my parents became a part of the Messianic Judaism movement. Therefore, I am afforded some exposure to some of the cultural Messianic Jewish teachings. Practitioners of Messianic Judaism “celebrate the Biblical holidays such as Passover, Shavuot (Pentecost), Rosh HaShanah (the traditional Jewish New Year, but actually the Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), Chanukkah (the Feast of Dedication) and Purim…. As Messianic Jews celebrate the holidays, [they] do so with the understanding that Yeshua [Jesus’ given Hebrew name] is the fulfillment of each of them…. Messianic Jews and Christians share the same core beliefs. Messianic Judaism is the same faith but it is expressed within the Jewish heritage.“[a]
My mother passed along the link to the Vimeo video embedded toward the end of this blog entry. As I enjoyed learning about the significance of the Passover Seder, I thought that my readers may also appreciate learning of the symbolism which permeates the orchestration of this meal.
Enjoy watching the video from loveIsrael.org[b] below. I promise that it will be well worth the time you invest!
[Note: For those viewers who do not wish to watch the video in its entirety (about 50 minutes), Wikipedia provides a nice [Edit: Orthodox Jewish] summary of the Passover Seder[c], as well. Also see “Messiah, Our Passover”[d] by Jonathan Bernis for JewishVoice.org. ]