As I drive into the parking lot of the Passover lamb park in the Bronx, I’m struck by the fact that there’s an abundance of lamb on display.
I find myself thinking of the Easter lamb that was slaughtered for Passover in the city’s West Side in 1916.
A year earlier, the lamb had been a symbol of Judaism, as it was slaughtered during Passover to celebrate the holiday.
And a century later, it is still revered in the Jewish community.
But why do we still love Easter?
Why does the lamb’s name still have such power in the world of Judaism?
What does the word Easter mean?
And how do we celebrate the lamb?
In this episode of Recode Decode, I speak to Mark Haskins, a professor of psychology and religion at the University of Rochester.
We talk about Easter lamb, what it means to celebrate Easter, and how to do it right.
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This is a transcript of our conversation.
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