A prayer is then said asking God for a sweet year. You worry about how you are dressed, the extra pounds you’ve put on and various other assorted silly ideas. Maybe you are a member of a synagogue or havurah and you don’t need to worry about this.
September begins with an awesome tone. The first couple of weeks this month will bring strong work ethics and stamina with Jupiter and Saturn at a trine. Things may become very creative around mid month as Venus, Mercury, and Mars share a trine with Neptune. Mercury will begin another retrograde on September 24th, and progress may slow down, so get important projects done early this month.
Fish is frequently eaten. You may be surprised to see a fish head on a platter on the table. Fish are so numerous, that they are often used as a symbol of fertility and prosperity.
A Christian on Christmas or Easter never lacks for a seat in a church. And they don’t need to pay dues to attend services ever. They can put a penny (or nothing) in the basket when it’s passed around, and they will still be welcomed with open arms and allowed to pray in the sanctuary even on their holiest of days.
A shofar is a type of music instrument which is made from the ram’s horn. The horn is hollowed out and it is blown as a part of the ritual during certain holy days like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah at certain services. Shofar is an item which is not owned by all Jews. In fact, it is considered to be a very special item which is handed down from generation to generation. If you are interested in purchasing your own shofar then you would have to be quite careful since shofars tend to be quite expensive.
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?
Spring is the second most popular, followed by fall and winter. Only about thirteen percent of weddings are held in the winter, even with Valentine’s Day! The reason for this is simple. As wedding costs continue to increase, more and more couples are planning casual, outdoor affairs. And you simply can’t do that in the dead of winter. We must also consider that teachers and other trained professionals have vacation time in the summer.
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.
In the dining room, let your children create special placeholders for each guest. If you have time and money, take your children to a pottery store to paint their own kiddush cups. You also can buy simple metal goblets from a home store and have your children decorate the stems.