If you don’t like to conform, you can make your Rosh Hashanah memorable by doing just that. And you simply can’t do that in the dead of winter. It makes him realize that even when we fail to obey G-d that hope springs eternal for a new day.
Barness Family JCC’s Yom Kippur Crafts Page – This page has three crafts related to Yom Kippur. The crafts are Jonah and the Whale Suncatcher, Jewish Calendar, and Paper Mache Shofar. The link to do the Jewish Calendar craft is out of date for getting the info to complete the craft with current dates, but I found the Hebcal Interactive Calendar site that can help you still do the craft.
Played like a French horn, the hollowed shofar sounds vary from plain deep notes, treble trills, moaning sounds, and staccato beats. During rituals, three basic sounds are emitted from the shofar- the tekiah (bass), teruah (treble), and shevarim (three connected short sounds.) The shofar is blown in a sequence noted by a blend of the three sounds.
Autumn wedding invitations can range in colors from a warm yellow to deep wine to earthy reds and browns. As the leaves are changing colors you can match those colors with your wedding invitations. Whether you choose a classical and elegant invention or a modern look, you can use these colors of the season for your September wedding.
Stop dating people because your parents expect you to marry another Jew, or another Catholic, or another whatever. Most people I know are not religious at all, yet a lot of these same non-religious people still feel the need to date within their own religion due to their parents and their upbringing.
If you are entertaining your family this year and they have Rosh Hashanah off, spend the day volunteering and doing something sweet for others in need. The experience combined with your celebration will be very memorable. My family did this last year. We helped out at a local soup kitchen during lunchtime. By the time we sat down for Rosh Hashanah dinner, we all had a different perception of what we consume and how lucky we are to have anything.
The terms shofar and shofars have been mentioned many a times in the Bible, in the Talmud and in the Torah. It is believed that during the Exodus, Moses blew the shofar from atop the Mount Sinai to gather all the Israelites. Since then the shofars have made their entry in the Jewish customs and traditions.
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