September 30, 2008

Happy new year ;) September 30, 2008

Today is Rosh Hashana, the Feast of Trumpets.

The themes of this holiday:
~the beginning of the new year on Jewish calendars
~a celebration and remembrance of the creation of the earth
(birthday of the world in Jewish tradition)
~“Coronation Day” The shofar announces God’s Kingship
~Day of Judgment
~the beginning of a 10 day period of serious contemplation, called the High Holy Days, and repentance in preparation for the Day of Atonement Yom Kippur.

If you're not familiar with this holiday, I hope you'll click these links and discover some wonderful things. God ordained the feast days of the Jews to help His people remember important things and to look forward to things He has promised. Here is a quote from

Most Christians don’t know about the Fall Holidays of ancient Israel; Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and Tabernacles (Sukkoth). If the spring festivals so clearly prophesied the first coming of Messiah, it stands to reason that the fall festivals are also prophetic of His second coming. The way these holidays are celebrated reveals specific information of the way they will be prophetically fulfilled.

It is meaningful and exciting. I hope you'll's right!
An overview of Rosh Hashana.
The Messianic significance of Rosh Hashana.

Rosh Hashana in Israel this year, 5769.

For a sweet new year.


Alida said...

thanks for this post!!

Tanya said...

Thanks, Crickl, for this info. I love reading about the Jewish roots of our faith.