Of course, we are only talking about small savings here. When you think of Rosh Hashanah you think of challah! If your soon-to-be-in-laws are devoutly religious, stay away from days they might perceive as sacred.
Rosh Hashanah is the start of the High Holy Days. It is the start of repentance. The Jewish people use the High Holy Days as a time to ask God for forgiveness and to try to make their lives better. According to the Jewish tradition, God decides who is going to live or die in the coming year. To sum it all up, Jews use this as a time to make peace with everyone they come in contact with. As Jews, we believe that God is willing to forgive people for their sins if they strive to make things better for themselves and others around them.
Christians are a bit less strict, but there are still a few days that are all but verboten. Practicing Christians do not marry during the Holy Week, which is from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. In fact, any Sunday is a gamble. Some churches find Sunday ceremonies auspicious and joyful, while others eschew ceremonies on the day of rest. It really does depend upon your denomination and that of most of your guests. Whenever possible, it is best to err on the side of caution. If your soon-to-be-in-laws are devoutly religious, stay away from days they might perceive as sacred.
Shemayisrael.co.il has a series of coloring pages called “My Favorite Rosh Hashanah Coloring Pages.” There are eight coloring pages and most feature children and adults doing various things that are related to Rosh Hashanah. To print out a page, you click on a picture of the coloring page.
Christ gave the Lord’s Supper in place of Passover, so why not celebrate it then and watch in prayer with the following modification? The disciples understood their heritage that judgments fell at Passover. They were probably thinking Passover when Christ said,You don’t know the day or hour. The Greek word, eido, meant be aware, consider, understand. Christ was saying, You don’t understand, and each time He said it, He gave an example of a provision in the law for Passover a month later “as in the days of Noah” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd month, Gen 7:4,11; Exod 12:3.
Some of the highlights include National Flower Week (during the 3rd week of September) and National Dog Week (during the 4th week), so host a dinner party with fresh flowers or throw a fiesta for Fido.
90% of Muslims are Sunnis and 10% are Shiites. Regardless of the numbers, this does leave room for discrimination. Islamic peoples are deeply rooted with their religion, for example: suicide bombers dying for their faith because they believe it will take them to Paradise. Sunnis view Shiites as heretics and in Saudi Arabia; Shiites are powerless and retain absolutely no rights. This creates a problem. Other Arab countries with Sunni majorities have followed suit.
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.
Yes, I believe in world peace, but when religion runs your world and you plan your life around it, it is extremely difficult to come to terms about anything when you live in a country where half of the population calls you a blasphemous criminal.