- Oct 16, 2009
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Christian Seders Draw Concern
Messianic Jews relate Jewish ritual to Jesus.
By MELISSA NANN BURKE
Daily Record/Sunday News
Updated: 03/24/2010 01:31:11 PM EDT
At a traditional Passover seder, you'll find the broken matzo, taste the bitter herbs and listen to a retelling of the Exodus story.
You won't hear a mention of Jesus. But some churches -- including an East Manchester Township congregation -- are now hosting Christian seders, adding Christian symbolism to a 3,000-year-old Jewish ritual of remembrance.
At these seders, the stripes and holes in the matzo are said to represent Jesus' whipped and pierced body. The matzo is broken and wrapped in a white cloth, as was Jesus' body for burial.
Some Jews consider such seders to be offensive and a trespassing of sorts. They fear that Christians -- however well-meaning -- are infringing on Jewish liturgical territory.
I would love to see this turn into a court case one day.
Then the religious nazis can get us Seventh Day Adventists for following the Sabbath and obeying the dietary laws.
Silly, silly, silly. Your thoughts?