Write an essay discussing the relationship between feasts of “Pesah” (Passover) and “Yom Kippur” (Day of Covering/ Atonement) and Christian “Pascha” (Passover, the Lord’s Passover), and between “Shavuot” and Christian “Pentecost.”

Write an essay discussing the relationship between feasts of “Pesah” (Passover) and “Yom Kippur” (Day of Covering/ Atonement) and Christian “Pascha” (Passover, the Lord’s
Passover), and between “Shavuot” and Christian “Pentecost.”
This essay is meant as an opportunity for students to do a bit of research, looking in the Scriptures (but elsewhere, too) for the feasts of Pesah, Yom Kippur, and Shavuot, in order to figure out how these relate to the Christian Pascha and Pentecost. You won’t
have much trouble with Pesah & Yom Kippur // Pascha, but Shavuot is a bit trickier. Please take a look at Tobit, ch. 2; and find out what the Synagogue celebrates on Shavuot. Then the relation to Christian Pentecost might appear clearer.

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