You feel loser-like, vulnerable and lonely coming to the family dinner. Especially Monday, September 8th, with Pluto and Jupiter at direct station on that day. He kept them, (Acts 20:6,16; 27:9) and urged us to follow his example, 1Cor 11:1; 5:8.
Maybe you are a member of a synagogue or havurah and you don’t need to worry about this. You have a ticket in your hot little hand because you paid your dues this year.
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. And during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.
When the Romans invaded England, they found the Druids celebrating New Year’s Day on March 10. The pagan priest would cut off branches of mistletoe on this day and carefully allow them to fall onto a sacred blanket. The branches would then be distributed among the Celtic people to be used as magical charms and for protection against evil spirits.
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.
In the Biblical era, the shofars were used to mark the New Year’s Day and the days of fasting. On the New Year Day, a shofar with a golden mouthpiece was played in the Temple of Jerusalem while on days of fasting; a shofar with a silver mouthpiece was played. In modern times, these horns are blown to mark the Rosh Hashanah and to mark the end of the fasting period on the day of Yom Kippur.
So I’ve been labeled a bad Jew by some of the fellow members of the tribe. and that’s okay because I’ve dated outside my religion since high school. Personally, I am a spiritual person who believes in the laws of the universe, is definitely into energy and karma, and who believes in some sort of higher power.
According to prayer, Jews are not supposed to do any service work during the two days of Rosh Hashanah. While I would love to be able to do this, it is not always possible. Sometimes we just have to fulfill life’s demands. It does not look like I will be able to take off from work this year. However, I will definitely try to take off in the future.