What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus’ purpose in institutionalizing the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? These questions are at the heart of Catholic scholar Brant Pitre’s new book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (read more about the book here.) Dr. Pitre, one of the most exciting new Cahtholic scholars of this generation, tackles the questions around the central sacrament of the Christian faith from the Jewish context to shine new light on the Christian experience of the Eucharist.