Rosh Hashanah is more than about food, but the symbolism of the High Holy Day. But why can’t they live in peace, surely Jews and Christians coexist peacefully in the White House? They are the ones most likely to use such a greeting.
The terms are thrown around on news reports and you hear them all the time now, thanks to the war in Iraq. Though they are both sects of Islam, integrally, they are almost two different religions. Why do they fight? The Sunnis and Shiites coexist in most Arabic countries. Night and day cannot exist at the same time.
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
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.
Rosh Hashanah (September 19-20, 2009 and September 9-10, 2010) and Yom Kippur (September 28, 2009 and September 18, 2010) will occur in September also. While these are never on the same day on a conventional calendar, you should be aware of these holidays as your Jewish guests may not be able to attend a wedding if it falls on any of these days.
The Israelites had become utterly faithful about keeping Passover by the time Jesus and His disciples gathered in the Upper Room. Before the Babylonian exile, this was not always the case. Their inconsistency in keeping Passover was part of a long, sad story of unfaithfulness to the Old Covenant. Their story is a microcosm of our story. But we come again to the table tonight to celebrate our liberation from slavery, for the re-presentation of the greatest Passover of all. Jesus, the innocent, unblemished Lamb of God, our Passover, is sacrificed for us to take away the sin of the world.
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?
Rosh Hashanah is more than about food, but the symbolism of the High Holy Day. While called the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is actually a day of remembrance and judgment. Jewish people around the world celebrate this day with great food and hope for the coming year.