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Scarlett Hood 4/26/11 IB/AP CULTURAL LITERACY, DUE EASTER WEEK, April 2, 2010 1. What is the historical and Biblical significance of Palm Sunday? It is the last Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week and it celebrates the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on his donkey. 2. Find and cite the Biblical description/definition of the Jewish festival going on this week. “The name "Pesach" (PAY-sahch, with a "ch" as in the Scottish "loch") comes from the Hebrew root Pei-Samekh-Cheit , meaning to pass through, to pass over, to exempt or to spare. It refers to the fact that God "passed over" the houses of the Jews when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt.” Rich, Tracey R. Judaism 101. “Pesach: Passover” (1995-2008) 31 Mar. 2010. http://www.jewfaq.org/holidaya.htm 3. Why is it celebrated near in time to the Christian Holy Week?
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Unformatted text preview: They are celebrated so close together because Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem. 4. What is a Seder? A Seder is a ritual Jewish feast for Passover. 5. What is Maundy Thursday? Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter dedicated to the Last Supper. 6. Why does most of the so-called Christian world call this Friday Good Friday? Good Friday is so named because it is dedicated to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 7. Why are the Eastern, Greek, or Russian Orthodox Easters often at a different time? The Eastern, Greek, or Russian Orthodox Easters often at a different time because they use different calendars, the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar. 8. Find at least two customs of Easter celebrated by said Orthodox believers. They crack red eggs with other eggs and join together to feast....
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