Despite batting .069 in the World Series, he fought the intimidating Joe Medwick in Game 7. In any case, we constantly experience a combination of destiny or fate and conscious or subconscious creation and cocreation.
The New Year is a time to reflect upon the past, while looking forward to the future. It has been so since the early Romans, who dedicated the first day of the New Year to theirGod, Janus, keeper of the gate and the door.
Siddur- This is a prayer book and it contains prayers for daily and Sabbath worship. It also contains some of the prayers for holidays such as Passover and Yom Kippur.
You can also test the shofar for its sound quality before purchasing it. If possible bring a friend along or ask the dealer to provide you a demonstration.
Understand that there are several different types of shofars which come in a variety of sizes. Look at all the options available to you and decide on the size that you would need.
On Rosh Hashanah, all Jewish people are supposed to go to the synagogue and recite prayers. We are supposed to repent for our sins and seriously examine our lives. We are supposed to look for ways to better ourselves. We ask God to save us, be merciful and forgive us for any sins we may have committed. Unfortunately, I have never really had the chance to go to a synagogue during the Jewish holidays. The one time I did get to go to a synagogue was when a friend of mine had his bar mitzvah. Someday, I hope to be able to say the prayers in a Synagogue.
So, is the Book of Life figurative or literal? Is it a poetic or a concrete use of words? I believe it is both. If God plays a hand in our destiny, then it might be that our fate is sealed already. However, we are told that “t’shuvah, tefillah and tzedakah” (repentance, prayer and charity) can change God’s decree. If this is so, we can create – or co create – our fate for the year. We can change God’s mind, if it were. We help God write our page in the Book of Life for the coming year – or for our whole life.
The shofar has a unique shape that is the result of the natural horn being flatten and heated. Once hollowed, the horn may resemble a streamlined cornucopia or a series of waves. Depending on Jewish school of tradition, Askkenazic or Sephardic, the shofar may or may not have a carved mouthpiece.
Rosh Hashanah is nearly here! With these and other craft ideas, you and your child can share the wonderful experience of the holiday and your child grow in their knowledge about the exciting traditions of the Jewish New Year.