This week there is no official Torah portion for us, but let us study about this Holy Day to show ourselves approved, Amen?
First, Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish celebration of the New Year, a new beginning, but how can that be? Didn't we recognize the start of the new year on the first of Aviv, in the Spring during the first month? How can we recognize the new year in the 7th month?
Rosh Hashanah is a hold-over from the Babylonian captivity. It is not referenced to in scripture and is not commanded to be observed. Yom Teruah, Feast of Trumpets, however, is commanded to be observed.
Yom Teruah has a different significance than the Babylonian New Year celebration. Yom Teruah is an appointed time, set a part by YHVH, to be reminded, and there are many things to be mindful (reminded) of on this day:
This holy day / feast is a very important day. It is to be celebrated on the 1st Day of the 7th (biblical) month (the 7th New Moon).
If we know the seasons, then we can narrow down the time for observance to within a couple of days, but must still remain watchful to know the hour.
Here are the suggested readings for this week:
We will be observing this holy day through shouting, the blowing of the horns and trumpets, worship and feasting. Our celebration will be held following the sighting of the 7th New Moon, anticipated to be seen on Friday 9/18/20. We will gather together at 6:00 pm to blow the Shofars.
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Blessings and Shalom!