This makes production difficult since approximately 30% to 40% of shofarot are cracked during the production process. Our calendars would be rewritten to have Rosh Hashanah be the New Year. A prayer is then said asking God for a sweet year.
Rosh Hashanah is a special time, a time of change, time for new beginnings. It is the start of the Jewish new year and is a period of reflection on the past year; how can we pursue our dreams and goals in the coming year? To celebrate this renewing time of change we gather together with friends, family and loved ones not only to reflect but to celebrate the sweetness of life. If you’re hosting this year’s Roash Hashana dinner be prepared to make this most special of holidays truly memorable.
While I do believe that God has a hand in our destiny, I also believe that we were given free choice about how – and possibly when – we create that destiny. In other words, I believe that the choices we make get us to that destiny. I also believe we are cocreators of our lives, the combination of our thoughts, feelings and actions manifesting the things we experience day to day. That said, we are all cocreating, and sometimes – maybe more often than we would like – our manifestations collide creating a fair amount of chaos. In any case, we constantly experience a combination of destiny or fate and conscious or subconscious creation and cocreation.
Peter doesn’t get it. This is “the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Far be it from Him to humbly stoop down before His imperfect disciple and wash his feet! Peter has the right motives, but the wrong understanding. Jesus corrects him: Let Me serve you. You cannot be My disciple otherwise. Why? Because you must be all about emptying yourself and serving others – all the time – as you spread My Good News to all nations.
We may hit a few rough days from Tuesday, September 23rd, through the 25th with Mercury changing directions. Yes, its time for another Mercury retrograde, and usually the most difficult days of his retrograde times are when he is changing directions. Mercury will conjunct Mars as he turns around, and that means accidents! Especially automobile accidents. Drive carefully. Verbal arguments could turn physical very easily during this time, so avoid arguments at all costs. I have an article called, “Mercury Retrograde in Libra – Where is the truth?” if you would like to read more.
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.
Since they are made from animal matter, the shofars require quite a great deal of maintenance. First of all, you have to dip your shofar in a dilute bleaching solution for about a week. Before dipping it into the solution, stuff both the ends of the horn with cotton wool or with rags. The bleaching process is necessary because it will ensure the extraction of any animal matter. If any animal matter remains, then the shofars will give out an unpleasant odor. Time and again, you need to shake the bleaching solution to make sure that the solution works well.
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.