The Sunnis in Iran are at a disadvantage and oppressed while their neighbors are allowed freedom in majority Sunni countries. There are prayers that are read for each day of Rosh Hashanah. They are the ones most likely to use such a greeting.
Shofar is a traditional, Jewish blowing horn. This horn is usually that of a ram. For ages, this blowing horn has been used in various Jewish rituals and religious ceremonies. Rituals like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah involves blowing of the shofars. Blowing of the shofars is also widely prevalent in many customs held at synagogues.
The other group that differed in this stance of appointment was outraged, the Shiites. They believed that the torch should have been handed down by blood to someone in Muhammad’s family and today, their heritage can be traced back to Muhammad’s daughter, Fatima. Thus, the schism of sects occurred. The Sunnis believed in capability and the Shiites believed in blood when handing down political power and is still used today in Muslim nations.
Like the New Year in January, this is the time when Jews call their relatives who live far away. To encourage this tradition, Temple Judea of Tarzana has devised a unique reminder. They have created a fun video using the music from Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe”. This video is called “Call Your Zeyde”.
To get your guests in this reflective mindset, ask everyone what the sweetest thing they did in the last year was. Then ask them what sweet thing they would like to do this year for another person. If you find this exercise a little too sickly, ask everyone to write their answers on slips of paper and put them in hats during your party. While dessert is being prepared, display the paper strips artfully in the living room.
Hank Greenberg anchored the infield at first base. “Hammerin’ Hank” played in 153 games and led the league with 63 doubles. His .600 slugging percentage and 139 RBI ranked third in the AL. He also scored 118 runs, had 201 hits, 26 home runs, and a 1.005 OPS. As Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, approached, the observant Jew struggled over whether to play. A rabbi found an obscure reference to children playing ball on the holiday and counseled Greenberg. The slugger played, but sat out on Yom Kippur.
The Israelites had become utterly faithful about keeping Passover by the time Jesus and His disciples gathered in the Upper Room. Before the Babylonian exile, this was not always the case. Their inconsistency in keeping Passover was part of a long, sad story of unfaithfulness to the Old Covenant. Their story is a microcosm of our story. But we come again to the table tonight to celebrate our liberation from slavery, for the re-presentation of the greatest Passover of all. Jesus, the innocent, unblemished Lamb of God, our Passover, is sacrificed for us to take away the sin of the world.
I hope you found this recipe for egg bread (challah) easy and fun to make for the Jewish New Year. I know I did. Happy Rosh Hashanah and until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!