The pagan priest would cut off branches of mistletoe on this day and carefully allow them to fall onto a sacred blanket. We help God write our page in the Book of Life for the coming year – or for our whole life.
The Day of Atonement, the pinnacle of the High Holy Days, begins on the evening of September 17th and ends on the evening of the 18th. It is the culmination of the Ten Days of Awe.
While the days may still be warm, the nights in September can be chilly. Your best bet is either an early outdoor ceremony earlier in the afternoon and then a reception inside or an all indoor ceremony. Make a note in your wedding invitation about your ceremony and reception plans so guests can be prepared and dress accordingly.
If you wish to elaborate, you can wish them good health, happiness, love, peace, prosperity . and whatever else you would wish someone beginning a new year. If you want to give a gift, kosher chocolates, candies, baked goods or fruit make thoughtful Rosh Hashanah gifts because sweets symbolize hopes for a sweet new year.
“Watch” is translated from the Greek word, gregoreo, meaning be awake. We can’t be awake every night, but there is only one night in the year that believers were commanded to watch. It was Passover, Exodus 12:10,42. Christ understood this and asked His disciples to watch (Matt 26:38-41) but we think it was only because He knew what was coming that night.
Pepper some autumn flavors in your reception menu. A salad with roasted pumpkin seeds or a butternut squash soup can be a perfect start to an autumn meal. Entrees should be hot and hearty to keep your guests warm during the start of this chilly season. A coffee bar might be a nice touch to enjoy with your wedding cake, too.
Both types of Muslims share the basic Islamic beliefs and articles of faith. The real difference is when they are asked where Islam originally stemmed from. After Muhammad the Prophet died, the Muslims were left in a dust of confusion about who would precede him. One group believed that the new Muslim leader should be elected from a pool of capable conservatives. As a result of this, one of Muhammad’s close friends was chosen and thus became the first caliph of the Muslim territory, Abu Bakr.
Here is where I do have an issue religion-wise: when someone eliminates as a partner an incredible person just because their parents want them to marry within their religion. Do you know how many adults I run into whose parents torture them over having to marry within their religion?
The 1934 Detroit Tigers boasted the greatest infield ever assembled. The foursome missed one game in leading the Tigers to the pennant. They punished American League pitching while playing tight defense behind their pitchers. Their effort played a major role in Detroit’s success and has stood the test of time.