Autumn wedding invitations can range in colors from a warm yellow to deep wine to earthy reds and browns. Rosh Hashanah is a special time, a time of change, time for new beginnings. This year, have your children prepare parts of Rosh Hashanah.
The first day of Tishrei marks Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On this day, Jewish people observe the first of the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is also a time that Jews celebrate G-d’s creation of the world and embark on personal paths of repentance. The holiday is deeply meaningful and a perfect time for parents to teach their children about Jewish customs. One of the best ways to celebrate and learn about Rosh Hashanah is through crafts inspired by the holiday.
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.
The CFDA greatly respects and understands the importance of this holiday but, given the international calendar of European shows directly after New York, we do not have the option to shift the dates later. We realize that the observance of the holiday will impact some in their ability to attend or present shows-but we are asking that everyone please work with us to make this situation work as best as possible.
Couples who are inviting mostly Jewish guests should avoid scheduling their wedding on the Sabbath, Friday Evening, and Saturday ceremonies should only be held after sundown. Marrying on holidays like Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur is definitely out of bounds if most of your guests are practicing Jews. Consult a Jewish calendar before you choose your date.
September has a couple of holidays you should look out for. Labor Day is the first Monday in September. This might be a great time to have your wedding and take advantage of the extra day off. If you plan to have our wedding around Labor Day, just make sure to note that with your wedding invitation as some might not realize the date of the holiday.
By Saturday, September 6th, we may be experiencing some frustrations, and our energy could be low. Those of us who over did it this past week may find we hit burnout this weekend. There could be some miscommunications and travel problems on Sunday and Monday. Especially Monday, September 8th, with Pluto and Jupiter at direct station on that day. There could also be money and family problems surfacing on Monday and Tuesday.
We cannot do this on our own, but Christ Himself makes it possible through His Word and sacraments and most especially as we humbly receive His body, blood, soul and divinity. He not only humbled Himself to wash our feet; in the eating and drinking, the Bridegroom literally enters each of us and makes us one in His Mystical Body, the Church, His Bride.