When Jews and Christians Celebrate (When Jews Celebrate with Christians)

By Cy Swartz

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 1994

The author elaborates on the unique relationship and intersection between the lives of Jews and Christians. He asserts that Jews and Christians who worry about the survival of their traditions may need to redefine and examine the boundaries that exist between the two cultures. He explores how developing respectful boundaries to emphasize mutual appreciation can help to strengthen dialogue. However, the author also affirms that in the case of Passover and Easter, these holidays are not the correct venues for sharing cultural experiences. He concludes by asserting that both religions have a common challenge in finding meaningful ways to dignify and honor their respective traditions but it is truly a work in progress.

Topic: Jewish-Christian Relations, Holidays, Discourse and Dialogue, Religion

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Volume/Issue: vol.59/no.2

Page Number(s): 44-48

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Swartz, Cy. When Jews and Christians Celebrate (When Jews Celebrate with Christians). The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 1994: 44-48. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4724


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