It must be known that these may continue to give out the smell of bleach for almost a month. In this tradition, the fish is symbolic of many things. The shofar has a unique shape that is the result of the natural horn being flatten and heated.
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.
We may not feel much like flirting or cuddling as we approach the end of the second week of September, but by Saturday, September 13th, our moods should begin to improve. People will be cooperative and polite, and it will be a great weekend for parties and social events. Some of us may get some very creative ideas, and group projects will go well all the way through the Fall Equinox, September 22nd. Its going to be a great week for creative projects, and friends, and family.
If you are entertaining your family this year and they have Rosh Hashanah off, spend the day volunteering and doing something sweet for others in need. The experience combined with your celebration will be very memorable. My family did this last year. We helped out at a local soup kitchen during lunchtime. By the time we sat down for Rosh Hashanah dinner, we all had a different perception of what we consume and how lucky we are to have anything.
Always buy shofar from a very reputable dealer. If you do not know one, ask your rabbi or anyone who owns a shofar for recommendations. The quality of shofar would vary depending on several factors and the best thing to do would be to buy one from a trusted dealer.
While the days may still be warm, the nights in September can be chilly. Your best bet is either an early outdoor ceremony earlier in the afternoon and then a reception inside or an all indoor ceremony. Make a note in your wedding invitation about your ceremony and reception plans so guests can be prepared and dress accordingly.
Meditation: The Eucharist was not the only sacrament founded on that first Holy Thursday. The Church also traces Christ’s founding of the priesthood to this evening, through His command to celebrate the Eucharist “in remembrance of Me.” What attitude should the Twelve, and all priests and bishops after them, bring to their priesthood? The sense of pride and superiority that the chief priests and Pharisees had adopted by Jesus’ time? Quite the opposite, as we see here.
For a shofar to be kosher it cannot have any cracks or holes. This makes production difficult since approximately 30% to 40% of shofarot are cracked during the production process.
In England, King Henry VIII, gave each guest a pomander, tied with a sprig or rosemary.for remembrance, as a sign of esteem and a token of good luck. Later in England husbands gave their wives pin money to buy pins, but the custom disappeared in the 1800’s as pins began to be produced by machine. From this custom comes the phrase pin money.