Liberated from slavery and death: Pesach & Easter During Pesach Jews celebrate the liberation from slavery in Egypt. On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from death. God liberates and redeems.
The joy of growing up: Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Confirmation Taking responsibility, becoming an adult. Filling old traditions with new life, celebrating faith, making a choice: in the synagogue with the Bar or
The spirit that inspires: Shavuot & Pentecost Shavuot celebrates the empowering spirit of Divine Revelation. Pentecost celebrates the spirit of God that inspires the weak and the meek. Orientation and inspiration: standing
Celebrating reconciliation: Teshuvah & Repentance After the Days of Repentance, Jews celebrate reconciliation with God and experience God’s unconditional love on Yom Kippur. Christians seek reconciliation: praying, celebrating the Eucharist and turning
We drink to life: Purim & Carnival Purim is about turning things upside down and inside out: even the frightening experiences are turned into parody. During carnival, prevailing conditions are turned upside