The Bible says, “The day of the LORD comes as a thief in the night. As wedding costs continue to increase, more and more couples are planning casual, outdoor affairs. I want to explain this holiday to my students, but know very little.
Sound the shofar! When Jericho fell, it was the shofar and the shouts of the children of Israel that brought down the City’s walls. Tracing its origins back more than five thousand years, the shofar is one of the oldest wind instruments in recorded history. Today, the shofar has a special significance and place in the lives and culture of Jewish people.
Challah (bread) for the New Year is often made with either a sweet dough, or sweet fruit, like raisins baked into it. Specially-shaped challah is eaten instead of the usual plaited challah that is eaten on Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath). The challah is round to signify a long life span and a smooth, even year.
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.
Since they are made from animal matter, the shofars require quite a great deal of maintenance. First of all, you have to dip your shofar in a dilute bleaching solution for about a week. Before dipping it into the solution, stuff both the ends of the horn with cotton wool or with rags. The bleaching process is necessary because it will ensure the extraction of any animal matter. If any animal matter remains, then the shofars will give out an unpleasant odor. Time and again, you need to shake the bleaching solution to make sure that the solution works well.
Just like I think the job of President is way too big for one person, I believe God must be a huge committee of people. As for Jesus being spotted reincarnated on a grilled cheese sandwich. whatever.
Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur represents all the respective days of the coming year. Thus Sunday represents all the Sundays of the coming year and Monday represents all the Mondays and so forth through Saturday.
Tzimmes is a favourite dish served In Ashkenazi (north European) households. Made from sweet carrots, cooked with sugar, raisins or prunes and usually served with the main course.
Rosh Hashanah is more than about food, but the symbolism of the High Holy Day. While called the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is actually a day of remembrance and judgment. Jewish people around the world celebrate this day with great food and hope for the coming year.