You have a ticket in your hot little hand because you paid your dues this year. To encourage this tradition, Temple Judea of Tarzana has devised a unique reminder. Avi Glatt has a huge variety of hard to find Kosher food items.
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.
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.
Not the rest of the year. Attend Shabbat services or any minor holiday free of charge. That’s fine. But on those large important holidays – the two that make up what we know as the High Holy Days or High Holidays – you can only come in the doors of the sanctuary with a ticket.
The apostle Paul said those holy days were “a shadow of things to come,” Colossian 2:16. He kept them, (Acts 20:6,16; 27:9) and urged us to follow his example, 1Cor 11:1; 5:8. Some scholars say the types that relate to the second advent will be fulfilled at the time of the symbolic service. This was so last fall when the US Senate met on Rosh Hashanah to approve a bailout and the markets crashed for 10 days till Yom Kippur. This fit the timing for the trumpets in Leviticus 23:24-27. With the first trumpet in Revelation 8:7, “all green grass was burnt up,” but grass represents riches in James 1:9-11 in KJV, “As the flower of the grass, so shall the rich man fade.” So we see a timely application of Jewish feast days may occur for the end-time, just as Christ died as the Passover lamb at Passover.
Meditation: The Words of Institution are recorded four times in the New Testament. Three of them occur in the “Synoptic Gospels”: Matthew, Mark and Luke. One might think the Church would use one of those renderings instead on the night that it remembers Christ’s founding of the sacrament it calls “the source and summit of our faith.” Why, then, does it use Paul’s account here?
So, how much have we been positively impacted by the High Holidays this year? As a community in Cincinnati, have our lives been touched at all or changed?
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.