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The On Being Project

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Richard Hays, and Linda Loving

Passover and Easter

In the coinciding seasons of Passover and Easter, two world religions celebrate their core stories in ritual and worship. Each of these sacred holidays is based on a key biblical story of suffering and deliverance. The Christian Holy Week commemorates the death of Jesus leading to the Easter celebration of resurrection. In eight days of Passover, Jews remember and reenact the exodus story. What can ancient narratives of violence and miracle have to say to contemporary audiences? Host Krista Tippett explores faithful ways of living with these stories and giving them modern sense with featured readings from the Bible, words of a 14th century mystic, and poetry from Wendell Berry.
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  • Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

    Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

    is rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis and author of many children's books.

  • Richard Hays

    Richard Hays

    is George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School.

  • Linda Loving

    Linda Loving

    Pastor at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota