× Register Login What's New! Contact us
Results 1 to 1 of 1 visibility 784
  1. #1
    IzakHalevas's Avatar
    Full Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Rep Power
    Rep Ratio
    Likes Ratio

    Halloween and Judaism

    Report bad ads?

    Got this in an weekly JVL E-Mail:

    Halloween originated in early Roman times (before the advent of Christianity) as a holiday celebrated by Druids (priests of a religious order in ancient Gaul and Britain). The celebration marked the end of summer, and pumpkins, cornstalks, and similar products of the earth were used in the feasting and merrymaking.

    In the eighth century, when the Church saw it would not succeed in weaning people away from celebrating the pagan holiday, it incorporated Halloween into the Christian calendar. The holiday would be celebrated on November the first as a day honoring all saints, hence the name All Saints' Day. The night before, October 31, was called "holy [hallowed] evening," and many of the old pagan Druid practices were retained in its celebration, including the dressing up as ghosts, goblins, witches, fairies, and elves.

    Some authorities object to Jews participating in Halloween on the grounds that the holiday is chukat hagoy, "a Gentile practice," in violation of the biblical commandment, to not follow pagan/genitle practices. In Eastern Europe, Halloween was also a night when many mass killings would occur against Jews.
    Last edited by IzakHalevas; 10-31-2006 at 09:38 PM.
    Quote Quote

  2. Hide
Hey there! Halloween and Judaism Looks like you're enjoying the discussion, but you're not signed up for an account.

When you create an account, we remember exactly what you've read, so you always come right back where you left off. You also get notifications, here and via email, whenever new posts are made. And you can like posts and share your thoughts. Halloween and Judaism
Sign Up

Similar Threads

  1. Dawah on Halloween?
    By Naeema in forum Family & Society
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-29-2012, 09:30 AM
  2. halloween
    By AnonymousPoster in forum Advice & Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-31-2007, 10:11 AM
  3. Halloween and Christianity
    By Helena in forum Comparative religion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 11-08-2006, 02:42 AM
  4. Celebrating Halloween
    By Pure in forum General
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-01-2006, 01:57 AM
  5. apparantley is halloween day nxt week..lol
    By Protected_Diamond in forum General
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 12-18-2005, 10:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts