Wednesday, September 24, 2014

L'Shanah Tovah - Happy New Year 5775

photo courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

At sundown today, Rosh Hashanah begins and with it, the beginning of the High Holy Days.  Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Feast of Trumpets, and it is the first day of the year on the Jewish Calendar.  It will be the beginning of the year 5775, so Happy New Year, or L'Shanah Tovah in Hebrew.  As Messianic Jews, we say
L'Shanah Tovah B'Yeshua 
(Happy New Year in Yeshua)
As believers, we are commanded in Numbers 29:1

 “‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; it is a day of blowing the shofar for you.   (See also Leviticus 23:23-25).

Please listen to the beautiful sound of the shofar

The Scriptures say that when Yeshua returns, the shofar will sound.  Wouldn't it be wonderful, if all the shofars around the world were blowing, and He returned on that day?  Here is the passage, in I Thessalonians 4:16-17 in the Complete Jewish Bible:

 16 For the L-rd himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with G-d’s shofar; those who died united with the Messiah will be the first to rise; 17 then we who are left still alive will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the L-rd in the air; and thus we will always be with the L-rd. 18 So encourage each other with these words.

There are some who firmly believe He will return during this time.  I pray He does, because I long for His return.
You can learn more about this holiday and read my past posts that explain more, by clicking on this link.

Rosh Hashanah begins the Ten Days of Awe, which are a time of reflection, meditation, and prayer to Hashem.  It is a time to get alone with Him, search our hearts for sins in our lives, and to repent.  Repent means to turn around and obey G-d's Word and follow His ways (Torah).  This song is my favorite about what repentence (teshuva) really means.  Please listen:

Because this is a holy time of introspection, I will not post again until after Yom Kippur. I will be back on Sunday, October 5. At that time, I will post about our Rosh Hashanah celebration, and also about our Yom Kippur service.  

I will pray for you, dear Gail-Friends, while I am away, and please pray for me.  Until then, I say L'Shanah Tovah B'Yeshua (Happy New Year in Yeshua).  And may the year 5775 be a sweet one for you.

  I'm linking up today with:

 Spiritual Sunday

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All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-Up
 The Gathering Spot Link-Up

Modest Mom Monday Link-up 
Share Your Stuff Tuesday
Jenny's Monday Meet-Up

A Return to Loveliness

Winsome Wednesday A Wise Woman Builds
Whole Hearted Wednesday 
Wake Up Wednesday

Hearts for Home
Favorite Things 

Fab Creative Friday
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  1. What a beautiful sound...the shofar! Thank you for this post! Happy New Year to my Jewish friends!

  2. I am curious, is the year 5775 counting from the time of creation? The Jewish calendar is based on a lunar schedule, is it not? I'm trying to learn more and more about these subjects & am enjoying reading all your posts. Bless Israel!

    1. You are correct - the Jewish calendar is ased on a lunar schedule, and the year is counted from the time of creation. I'm so glad to know that you are learning and being blessed by these posts.