I think you may find this article rather interesting. It is written from the perspective of a Messianic Jewish man who has come to know Yeshua as his Messiah. He responds to an article he read written by two rabbis who claim that Yeshua did not eat a Passover Seder with his disciples, and furthermore they are of the opinion that Christians need to stop hosting Passover Seders.
The article describes the frustration many Jewish believers are feeling when they look at Christian believers having an interest in the feasts and festivals. They feel these traditions are of their faith only, and it isn’t for anyone to come and change them up.
From their perspective, the only ties Christians have is through Yeshua, whom they do not acknowledge. They don’t see Him as the Mighty I AM, The Alpha and the Omega and the First and the Last …(Revelation 22:13, Isaiah 44:6)
They see the majority of Christians disregard the torah, the law and the commandments. They also have torn feelings over the events of the past, such as the persecution and feel blamed for putting Yeshua on the cross, and those hurts still exist today.
In the article, the author states that many believers who come to know about their roots tend to want to adopt anything that is Jewish. There is a difference between what is written in the scriptures, and the man made traditions and customs. There certainly are customs that are Jewish traditions that Christians have adopted without looking into.
When it comes to the feasts and the festivals and the commandments for that matter, we need to be doing our homework to see if what we are doing lines up with what the scripture is saying.
The beautiful thing about Elohim’s Feasts is He doesn’t have too many rules with how to keep them. Celebrate these festivals in honor of God keeping what He commands, but don’t be afraid to add your own special touches to them for you and your family.
I believe these feelings are only to intensify as we move forward. What Jews… or Judah doesn’t remember is there are 10 other tribes other than themselves. 12 tribes all together. Yahweh’s ways are for ALL of his people, it just so happens to be that Judah has kept the majority of the commandments, but there are ways they haven’t as well.
None of us can boast, and why would we boast when Yeshua is the center of it all. The Glory goes to Him…and everything that was written was about Him, and God the Father, and The Holy Spirit. Its not about the traditions….it is about the Mighty I AM.
Here is small excerpt….
Read the entire article at kehilanews.com
The Hebrew Roots and One Law/Torah movements seek to compel non-Jews to forsake all extra-biblical traditions and embrace Torah, meaning, to keep the Sabbath on the seventh day, celebrate Jewish feasts and holy days, keep kosher (Mosaic dietary laws), celebrate New Moons and to understand the Scriptures from a Hebraic mindset. I do agree with the last point, that the church would do well to have a more Jewish understanding of Yeshua (that is why I wrote Identity Theft), but I don’t believe that non-Jewish believers are to be compelled to live as Jews.
The influence of this movement is working its way into our churches and seminaries. It’s dangerous in its implication that keeping the Old Covenant law is walking a “higher path” and is the only way to please God and receive His blessings. Nowhere in the Bible do we find Gentile believers being instructed to follow Levitical laws or Jewish customs. (source)
It is not my place to tell people what they can and cannot celebrate. Non-Jews are free to embrace Jewish holidays, but should not be coerced. At the same time, I do understand the rabbis’ concern.