Beforehand, tell both the family and your friend all the “good news” about each other. The New Year is a time to reflect upon the past, while looking forward to the future. Someone blows into the Shofar when it is Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year – literally translated it means “head of the year” or “first of the year.” It is a time for reflection on the past and preparing for the future. It is a religious holiday for the Jewish community and is celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri. Rosh Hashanah is a day of rest, casting off the old year and making wishes for a sweet new year to come. As one of the High Holy Days, it is important to teach children the meaning of Rosh Hashanah and how to celebrate it properly. One way is to use Rosh Hashanah coloring pages for kids so you can explain the meanings behind the pictures. Below are several websites that offer children’s coloring pages for Rosh Hashanah so you can share this holiday with your child.
September 18th (beginning at sundown) is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day of rest, but its meals typically feature apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year. Celebrate with apples, honey, and challah for a sweet start to the new year.
While Greenberg missed one game, on Yom Kippur, the rest of the infield played in all 154. Second baseman Charlie Gehringer enjoyed his best season to date. He led the league in runs (134) and hits (214) while finishing second in batting (.356), doubles (50) and on base percentage (.450). He also knocked in 127 runs. The second baseman walked 99 times and only struck out on 25 occasions. Gehringer finished second in the MVP voting to his manager, Mickey Cochrane.
A Christian on Christmas or Easter never lacks for a seat in a church. And they don’t need to pay dues to attend services ever. They can put a penny (or nothing) in the basket when it’s passed around, and they will still be welcomed with open arms and allowed to pray in the sanctuary even on their holiest of days.
The other day my Labrador Daphne told me she wanted to become a Buddhist dog, as she was already proficient in downward facing dog. So I respected her decision and allowed it, even though my dream was to have a litter of Labrador puppies with yamakas on their heads celebrating Hanukkah with us this December.
For the ordinary wandering Jews wanting to be accepted back into the fold and finding the door closed, maybe it’s just easier to walk down the street to a church. There Jews can just accept Jesus (a fellow Jew), be declared “saved” and know they will go to heaven. And they can do this on any day of the week free of charge.
We can strive to be better and better if we constantly experience the significance of the High Holy Days. That is what God requires and that is what our community desires. We can make a difference in our lives, our families and our community if we truly embrace the essence of the High Holy Days.