I made the challah the day before the Jewish New Year and will serve it at dinner on Rosh Hashanah day. If you want to go to church every Sunday, go for it. We ask God to save us, be merciful and forgive us for any sins we may have committed.
There are so many Kosher food items that you cannot find in a regular grocery store and unless you live near a specialty store, you have been out of luck. That is until the internet came along and brought the stores right to your living room. These stores have everything from soup to nuts and a lot of special items as well. If you are ordering perishable foods, the shipping will be extra because the need to get them to you fast, but it is so worth it.
Spring is the second most popular, followed by fall and winter. Only about thirteen percent of weddings are held in the winter, even with Valentine’s Day! The reason for this is simple. As wedding costs continue to increase, more and more couples are planning casual, outdoor affairs. And you simply can’t do that in the dead of winter. We must also consider that teachers and other trained professionals have vacation time in the summer.
Many people around the world exchange gifts on New Year’s Day. This dates back to the early Romans who exchanges branches of palms and bay laurel as tokens of good luck. Shop keepers in ancient Persia (Iran), gave eggs to their customers symbolizing new life and new beginnings.
The weekend of September 27th could bring creative intelligence from unexpected places. Mercury, well established in his retrograde direction, will be channeling Neptune. There is a very strong possibility of messages from past over loved ones this weekend. Any religious gatherings could become strong spiritual connections all the way through Rosh Hashanah, the last day of the month.
“Take this pen and decide for yourself. Inscribe your name in whichever book you see fit. You are the judge and you are the one who will determine your future”.
Curious, I kept asking about the tradition and he explained the dramatic ram’s horn is blown in synagogue and his family takes a walk from their home down to the creek at sunset to cast off their sins. I was close enough to my friend to ask him what the holiday means to him personally. He said something that was both emotional and mind blowing. He said that Rosh Hashanah gives him a chance to cleanse his soul. It makes him realize that even when we fail to obey G-d that hope springs eternal for a new day. He told me that no matter how much we feel separated from G-d, sunrise on a new day brings his love back to us.
It was not until the 1500’s and the introduction of the Gregorian calendar that the New Year began to be observed on January 1. Still in many parts of the world New Year’s Day falls on a day other then the first of January.
So don’t forget when Christmas comes around to wish me a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I like Christmas. especially when I get to dress up in a Santa Claus outfit and beautiful women sit on my knee.