Monday, May 17, 2010
I noticed that someone from Israel found my blog searching on the word Shavuot. For those of my Catholic and Christian bretheren who do not know, Shavuot is the Jewish holiday (yom tov), which in Greek is called Pentecost (fiftieth day). While the significance of Jews and Christians differs, the connection of both holidays to the passover highlight the connections between the heritage of the Jews (our elder brothers in faith) and our own history. We have many differences between us, and many painful sins and transgressions. We also have many commonalities and shared experiences. I prefer to honor the latter and do pennance for the former.