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Evangelicals Are Falling In Love With Passover — Is There Anything Wrong With That?

posted on April 3, 2017

The Forward’s Sam Kestenbaum reports that the Jewish holiday of Passover has become popular in evangelical Christian circles. Kestenbaum writes, “In the traditional Passover story, God commands the Israelites to sacrifice lambs and spread blood on their doorways so that may be spared God’s wrath. Christians view the sacrificial lamb as an analogy for Jesus’ death and the Israelites’ salvation as their own as believers in Jesus.” Kestenbaum writes, “Years ago, Rabbi A. James Rudin, an advisor of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee, voiced the opinion of many other Jews when he denounced Christian Seders as ‘distorting the meaning’ of the Seder by introducing Jesus into the ceremony.”

Read at The Forward