So I’m here to ask you to think before you mindlessly wish me a Merry Christmas. Once the paper mache dries, pop the balloon with a pin and remove it from the center of the paper mache. The Shawwal is viewed as a propitious time to tie the knot.
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.
We “remember” our Lord the same way the Jews “remember” Passover. As we “proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes,” we are there in the Upper Room. We are there at the cross. And we invite the world to join us, if it will but hear the call. “Once for all” does not merely refer to “once for all time.” It also means “once for all people.” Come to the Table.
The same principles apply to Yemenite kudu horns as well, though these shofars are considerably longer, of course. A 30-inch kudu shofar will cost around $100, while a jumbo kudu shofar, which is typically about 48 inches (yes, that’s right, four feet long) can cost $200 or more.
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.
Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Hebrew year. It is called Rosh Hashanah since “rosh” means head and “shanah” is year – the “ha” part makes the whole “head (or beginning of) the year” So, when you meet them, it is nice to wish your Jewish friends a happy new year. “Happy New Year” or the Hebrew equivalent “Shana Tova” are appropriate greetings.
Tzedakah boxes come in all shapes and sizes. Some simply look like traditional piggy banks and others ornate boxes. For your child’s crafted box, they can use a shoe box, coffee can, cardboard sugar dispenser, or other containers with a lid. Have your child decorate the exterior of the container with traditional Jewish symbols, such as the shofar. Stickers, paper and paints are all good choices. Once their box is decorated, make sure that a hole or slit is cut in the lid. In the case of the sugar dispenser, you can simply expose the opening. With their box complete, give your child, depending on their age, real or toy coins to fill their box.
Shofar- This is a ram’s horn and it was used in ancient times to get everyone together. Someone blows into the Shofar when it is Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. It reminds people that it is the New Year. Also, it is a divine summons to repentance and improvement.