The uniqueness of the Jewish calendar is characteristic of its importance in observing holidays, festivals and shabbat. Hindus celebrate the first day of each season, so they celebrate four times each year.
I work for the Los Angeles Unified School District. We have Monday off due to Rosh Hashanah. I want to explain this holiday to my students, but know very little. Would you please educate me?
The High Holy Days would lose their meaning if the experience is not carried forward to the days ahead. It is how we live in the days after the Day of Atonement that gives significance to all the observances.
I then kneaded the dough by hand on a marble pastry board for about 15 minutes using plenty of flour to prevent sticking and to make the dough very elastic.
Fish is frequently eaten. You may be surprised to see a fish head on a platter on the table. Fish are so numerous, that they are often used as a symbol of fertility and prosperity.
Considered both a day of judgment and the day of the creation of man, Rosh Hashanah is marked by a day of rest and by the sounding of the shofar (four times.) This unique instrument serves as a symbol of the Jewish people and their covenant with G-d. For young children, making a shofar can be fun and easy.
“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.
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.