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Thought Paper Assign 04

Thought Paper Assign 04 - RECITATION THOUGHT PAPER 4 JEWISH...

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Unformatted text preview: RECITATION THOUGHT PAPER 4: JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS As with most religions, Judaism’s calendar is punctuated with a series of holidays and festivals. These celebrations, which often coincided with agricultural festivals, shaped the Jewish year, reinforced the accounts of their origins, and, in the case of certain festivals, brought people from all over the Jewish world to worship in the Temple. Through this assignment, you will become acquainted with the traditions and meanings of these festivals and how they influenced early Christianity. 1. For a short introduction to the Jewish holidays, read the following texts. Pay special attention to the festivals of Passover/Pesach, Pentecost/Weeks/Shavuot, Tabernacles/Sukkot, New Years/Rosh Hashanah, and the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur and be able to identify their original agricultural meanings (where applicable) and religious significance: Reading Assignment: a. The “Jewish Holidays” article located on Blackboard b. VanderKam, pp. 204-208 VanderKam, pp....
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