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Rites of Passage in Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity Pt. 1 of 2



By Whitney Wilke through Professor Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This very clear explanation of what a rite of passage is and the roles these play in three major traditions. We hear of the jatakarma and initiation of the unknowing child to Krishna belief, through the sacred thread and caste/social obligation to the death rituals and final rite of passage. Judaism is next, and ouch! Circumcision and the bris kit. Girls are included these days as evinced by the simchat bat. Bar and now bat mitzvahs are the subject of the next segment. Boys and girls are now adults and can marry and all of it at age 13 and 12 years of age! Just like the old days. Christianity finalizes this examination. Baptism, eucharist, confirmation and marriage are among the sacraments. Catholics like more such rituals, while extreme Protestants seem to go for baptism and Eucharist only. This is a very professionally produced work, very apt images and music, narration is constant and well-enunciated without music overwhelming the narration. Nice job!

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