This weekend marks the observance of Pentecost and Shavuot, holy days to Christians and Jews respectively. And both involve certain “gifts” that don’t come with wrapping and bows. Both of these holidays have deep biblical significance, but we don't talk about them much today. This year, Pentecost is on Sunday, May 20th, and Shavuot begins on Saturday, May 19th and ends on Monday, May 21st. The overlapping of these holidays this year is also significant. Here is what you should know about them:<p><p><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/sedmak</em></span></p>
Although a defining difference between Christian and Jewish beliefs is that Christians believe Jesus is the incarnate Son of God and Jews do not believe Jesus is the Messiah, a recent survey has surprisingly shown that over one in five Jewish millennials do believe Jesus is the Son of God.