The uniqueness of the Jewish calendar is characteristic of its importance in observing holidays, festivals and shabbat. The other shofar was made of a ram’s horn ornamented with silver. Large serving dishes can be used for the cold offerings.
September begins with an awesome tone. The first couple of weeks this month will bring strong work ethics and stamina with Jupiter and Saturn at a trine. Things may become very creative around mid month as Venus, Mercury, and Mars share a trine with Neptune. Mercury will begin another retrograde on September 24th, and progress may slow down, so get important projects done early this month.
We may find ourselves in the mood to work hard on special projects on Labor Day, the first day of Ramadan, and most of the first week of September, with the Sun joining the Jupiter-Saturn concord. The Sun is in Virgo, so its time for harvest. We are going to be feeling those instinctive instructions to work hard and reap our crops, and we should find it easy to focus them into our businesses and our homes. It may be time for some Fall housecleaning. I have an article called, “Jupiter Trine Saturn – Ready to Work Hard,” if you would like to read more.
The shofar has a unique shape that is the result of the natural horn being flatten and heated. Once hollowed, the horn may resemble a streamlined cornucopia or a series of waves. Depending on Jewish school of tradition, Askkenazic or Sephardic, the shofar may or may not have a carved mouthpiece.
I then kneaded the dough by hand on a marble pastry board for about 15 minutes using plenty of flour to prevent sticking and to make the dough very elastic.
Shemayisrael.co.il has a series of coloring pages called “My Favorite Rosh Hashanah Coloring Pages.” There are eight coloring pages and most feature children and adults doing various things that are related to Rosh Hashanah. To print out a page, you click on a picture of the coloring page.
No matter the amount or work and planning they put into, a wedding is not just about two people. It is about religion, tradition and the joining of two families. Couples should be sensitive to tradition when they plan their nuptials.
Be sure to consider these sensitive dates when picking out your wedding date so that every one of your guests can enjoy the special day to the fullest.