The foursome missed one game in leading the Tigers to the pennant. It is also said that this fruit contains 613 seeds, just as there are 613 mitzvot (commandments). I may celebrate something else or I may be an atheist.
The Bible says, “The day of the LORD comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes.” 1 Thess 5:2,3. Christ affirmed, “If the goodman .had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” Matthew 24:43. Christians are like the goodman today, not watching, because they don’t know when to watch. Christ warns, “If you don’t watch, I will come to you as a thief.” Revelation 3:3. This article looks at when to watch.
Because of these ties to pagan beliefs, the Pilgrims of Colonial America refused to use the word January, referring to the month instead as” first month”.
These are meant to be days of returning to being the image of God, clinging and attaching to God, and practising tzedakah, or righteousness and justice.
So, is the Book of Life figurative or literal? Is it a poetic or a concrete use of words? I believe it is both. If God plays a hand in our destiny, then it might be that our fate is sealed already. However, we are told that “t’shuvah, tefillah and tzedakah” (repentance, prayer and charity) can change God’s decree. If this is so, we can create – or co create – our fate for the year. We can change God’s mind, if it were. We help God write our page in the Book of Life for the coming year – or for our whole life.
This is a complete on line Kosher Supermarket. They have everything including baby food and instant meals. Some of their products that would be hard to find in a regular supermarket are items for Rosh Hashanah like Lieber’s100% Pure Uncooked Honey 32 oz for $9.99, Zomick’s Honey Cake for $8.99 and Zomick’s Round Holiday Egg Challah for $5.95.
Saturday is the most popular day of the week for weddings. However, it is always a good idea to consider religious observances. For devout Jews and Christians, weekend ceremonies may not be an option. The good news is that weekday wedding are much cheaper for everyone. Not only are reception halls more affordable during the week, but hotel rates are also cheaper. Of course, we are only talking about small savings here. If you truly have your heart set on a Saturday wedding, it doesn’t make much sense to switch to another day just to save a few hundred dollars.
One of the retailers you and your Jewish contingency may wish to visit includes Oneg Heimishe Bakery (188 Lee Ave.) for their signature challah loaves. Also, the Satmar Butcher and Meat Market (82 Lee Ave.) is where all the Hasidic Satmar sect go for chicken, beef and lamb. If your dress is not up to snuff, visit Bais Hasefer (75 Lee Ave.), which has kippot and talis to fit any individual; you can also find prayer books and other religious articles there. Finally, when you’re dressed, got your bread, got your meat, now it’s time to get your sweets. Kaff’s Bakery (73 Lee Ave.) just next door to Bais Hasefer is where you can get your honey cakes, strudel and the best chocolate babkas in all of Williamsburg!
Mercury will turn direct next month, and October will have its ups and downs. There could also be some unexpected political actions towards the end of the month. Check back next month to find out more.