Couples should be sensitive to tradition when they plan their nuptials. Many people may not know what Rosh Hashanah really is. September is both Classical Music Month and Read-A-New Book month, so start a book club and throw a party.
The Bible says, “The day of the LORD comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes.” 1 Thess 5:2,3. Christ affirmed, “If the goodman .had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” Matthew 24:43. Christians are like the goodman today, not watching, because they don’t know when to watch. Christ warns, “If you don’t watch, I will come to you as a thief.” Revelation 3:3. This article looks at when to watch.
There is, however, a radically different interpretation of this story. The source is Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polnoye, commonly referred to by the name of his best known book, the Toldot Yaakov Yosef.
Tzimmes is a favourite dish served In Ashkenazi (north European) households. Made from sweet carrots, cooked with sugar, raisins or prunes and usually served with the main course.
Zara Market has a good variety of Kosher foods imported from Israel. You can try Tehina 100% Sesame $19.00 for 17.63 oz, Marble Halva $14.00 for 14.2 ozs or Carmel King David kiddush and dessert kosher red wine $40.00.
The month of Elul is a time for preparation, because it precedes Tishrei and the coming High Holy Holidays. As part of the preparation, a Jewish person seeks to reconnect with oneself. The shofar is then blown each day of Elul, except the Sabbath. This is done as a reminder to the Jewish person of their history, traditions and covenant with G-d.
Akedah- this is the biblical passage recited on Rosh Hashanah that speaks of the story of how God tested Abraham’s faith when he was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac.
The terms shofar and shofars have been mentioned many a times in the Bible, in the Talmud and in the Torah. It is believed that during the Exodus, Moses blew the shofar from atop the Mount Sinai to gather all the Israelites. Since then the shofars have made their entry in the Jewish customs and traditions.
This is why Paul could say, “The times and seasons.you know perfectly,” 1Thess 5:1-6. Many Christians recognize Easter as a paganized holiday. What do Easter eggs and bunny rabbits have to do with Christ’s resurrection? This year, instead of Easter, why not celebrate communion on the eve of 2nd Passover, Sunday evening, May 10, and remember to “watch” in prayer, reflecting on the whipping and pain Christ took for us as we watch like He said, Matthew 26:38, Revelation3:3.