So don’t forget when Christmas comes around to wish me a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The terms are thrown around on news reports and you hear them all the time now, thanks to the war in Iraq.
Please don’t wish me a Merry Christmas. I know that statement conjures a lot of feelings – positive, negative, confusing, anger and others you may have felt when you read the statement.
The Jewish Calendar has twelve months, with Tishrei being the seventh month in the year. Your child can make their calendar using a standard month/calendar template with 35 squares. Using a traditional and Jewish calendar as guide, your child can mark the days of each month. Using stickers, markers and colored pencils, your child could add special occasions such as High Holy Days, the phases of the moon, other holidays, and birthdays to their calendar. In creating this useful and colorful Jewish calendar, your child will better understand days of the week, changes in seasons, and the dates of coming holidays.
Some of the highlights include National Flower Week (during the 3rd week of September) and National Dog Week (during the 4th week), so host a dinner party with fresh flowers or throw a fiesta for Fido.
Like the New Year in January, this is the time when Jews call their relatives who live far away. To encourage this tradition, Temple Judea of Tarzana has devised a unique reminder. They have created a fun video using the music from Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe”. This video is called “Call Your Zeyde”.
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.
It is common, therefore, to find Rosh Hashana cards with a picture of the Lord, sitting in judgment upon His throne, with two books open before Him. These are the Book of Life and the Book of Death. Those who have been totally righteous are immediately inscribed in the Book of Life. The evil and wicked, on the other hand, are immediately written down in the Book of Death.
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.