Consider a buffet: Large gatherings are difficult to seat properly in a family home. The Chinese use the lunar calendar dating back 4,000 years to the waxing and the waning of the moon. It is said that Sarah gave birth to Isaac on Rosh Hashanah.
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.
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.
Understand that there are several different types of shofars which come in a variety of sizes. Look at all the options available to you and decide on the size that you would need.
The Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah, is a two day holiday when Jews celebrate this happy occasion, but also they are very solemn. They are solemn due to the fact they are in repentance, but happy that God is merciful and good. During this two day holiday many Jews will have lengthy prayer services followed by a festive holiday meal. Now you may need some ideas what kinds of recipes will be great to have during your Rosh Hashanah dinner and I would like to share a couple of mine with you.
The first course will consist of chicken and matzah ball soup, which will be followed by your choice of lemon and olive roasted chicken or sweet brisket. The brisket will be served with red cabbage and potato kugel. The meal will end with a dessert of cherry and apple crumble.
Christians are a bit less strict, but there are still a few days that are all but verboten. Practicing Christians do not marry during the Holy Week, which is from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. In fact, any Sunday is a gamble. Some churches find Sunday ceremonies auspicious and joyful, while others eschew ceremonies on the day of rest. It really does depend upon your denomination and that of most of your guests. Whenever possible, it is best to err on the side of caution. If your soon-to-be-in-laws are devoutly religious, stay away from days they might perceive as sacred.
Another trick of the trade is to cover the finished horn with lacquer to give the horn that beautiful shine, make it stronger, and hide those small defects. But the lacquer finish changes the sound of the shofar, again rendering it non-kosher.