Christ also said, “The kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling to a far country” Matt 25:14. Those of us who over did it this past week may find we hit burnout this weekend. Large serving dishes can be used for the cold offerings.
Stick to tradition if you haven’t, and break it if you have. Tradition is a very important part of being Jewish, but not everyone is a traditionalist. If you don’t like to conform, you can make your Rosh Hashanah memorable by doing just that. Set the table with a white tablecloth, serve two round loaves of challah to celebrate the new cyclical year, put out proper kiddush cups and do a ceremonial candlelighting. You should certainly serve apples and bits of challah to be dipped in honey, but you should say the traditional prayers before anyone takes a bite.
While Rosh Hashanah is a holiday with diverse and symbolic food customs, there are some foods that are not recommended for the High Holy Day. Traditionally, nuts are not eaten on this Day. Also, foods that increase phlegm, such as fatty foods and milk products, are not suggested.
Christ also said, “The kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling to a far country” Matt 25:14. Again His example fit the provision for 2nd Passover, Num 9:10,11. “Till heaven and earth pass, not one jot will pass from the law” Matt :18:15. This includes Numbers 9:10,11. Christ took a journey to a far country; even His return in judgment will conform to law, pointing to 2nd Passover when “summer is nigh.” Matt 24:32.
For America’s Muslim population, there are specific rules that govern weddings. Couples are not to be wed during the holy months of Ramadan and Muharram. The Shawwal is viewed as a propitious time to tie the knot. If you have any questions regarding Muslim observance or traditions, it is best to consult your local mosque.Secular holidays that should be avoided include the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Super Bowl Sunday.
But Christ’s use of “watch” in connection with His signs for “the end of the world” (Matthew 24:3) and Paul’s use of watch and support for the following theme. Evangelical Christians who do not watch because watching is not taught in their church may be unprepared for what is coming. In short, Israel was protected at Passover by blood on the doorpost and by watching, Exodus 12:10,43. Christ died as the lamb so that we do not need to sacrifice animals, but the command to watch on the eve of Passover was maintained.
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.
The shofar is unique in that it is a musical instrument typically created from the horn of a kosher male animal. According to Rabbi Moshe Gallante II’s Elef Hamagen, the horn preferences delineate with the curved ram horn, curved other sheep horn, curved other animal horn and straight ram’s horn being the order of most preferred to least. If non-kosher animal horns are used, there must be a special bracha or blessing. Still cow horns or antlered animal horns are not preferred.
This rendition captures the heart of Chassidic philosophy. Responsibility for our actions and our future are dependent on man, not G-d. It is we who ultimately determine our fate.