Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles …what Does it All Mean?

If you study Jewish culture and tradition, you are likely aware that we're in the midst of the fall feasts of Israel.  There are 7 major feasts, originally prescribed in Scripture, but lived out in either secular context or rabbinic context by most Jews.  The first three (Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast of …

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…and the Shofar Blows!

https://www.facebook.com/hnaftali/videos/293884618092101/   This evening at sundown the shofar will blow, signaling the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish civil New Year.  Jewish people around the world will celebrate one of the most joyful days of the year. Biblically speaking, though, it is the Feast of Trumpets...also a most joyful time!  If you follow this blog, …

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It’s Not too Late to Join the Fun!

Sundown on Sunday marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish civil New Year.  (The religious new year begins with Passover in the spring.)  In Israel and around the world, Jewish people will welcome the new year by wishing one another Shana Tovah (Happy New Year) and sending one another greeting cards.  (Hint: send a "Shana Tovah" …

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Elul: A Time to Turn

Dear friends, the fall feasts of Israel are right around the corner and, in case you don't know, those feasts are: Feast of Trumpets, known in Hebrew as Rosh HaShanah (Israel's civil New Year) Day of Atonement, known in Hebrew as Yom Kippur Feast of Tabernacles, known in Hebrew as Sukkot We studied these feasts …

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