Shabbat Shalom and Shanah Tovah to you, Gail-Friends. I'm giving you holiday greetings early because the High Holy Days begin at sundown on Sunday, September 9. What a blessing -- the Sabbath, followed by Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets -- a double blessing!
Rosh Hashanah is also the first day of the year - so Happy New Year - or Shanah Tovah to you. We'll be blowing the shofar, dancing, singing, and eating the traditional foods - apples and honey during our celebration this Sunday. These foods represent our prayers and desires for a good, sweet year ahead. I'm planning on making apple roses. I'll post all about it when I return. Here's a traditional song for Rosh Hashanah that tells of the belief that the new year will be a good one. And I hope you dance, Gail-Friends : BaShana HaBa'ah
|photo courtesy of MiYah Music - used by permission|
Rosh Hashanah is the first holy day, which begins this Sunday. This begins the ten days of awe leading up to Yom Kippur. During those ten days, we seek Adonai's face to see if any sins have crept into our lives. Sad to say, it happens, so this is a needed discipline in all of our lives.
If you are not familiar with the High Holy Days, you can learn all about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot at this LINK. You'll find my past posts related to these holidays.
Because this is a holy time of introspection, I will not post again until after Yom Kippur. I will be back on Thursday, September 20. 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 5779 be a sweet one for you.