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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Shana Tovah…Happy New Year!

Happy New Year in September?  Yes!  In Israel and around the world, Jews are celebrating the civil new year (beginning at sundown tonight), the day Hebrew tradition says the world was created 5779 years ago!  They call it Rosh HaShanah, and you will hear greetings of "Shana Tovah" (We wish you a happy and sweet …

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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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