Wednesday September 12, 2007 (at sundown) is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (for 5768). Also called Yom Teru’ah (the Feast of Trumpets), this sacred time has prophetic significance for the Messianic believer, since it commemorates both the creation of the universe by Adonai, as well as the “calling up” of the new creation at the behest of Yeshua (Jesus), when the sound of the heavenly shofar inaugurates the anticipated End of Days (1 Cor 15:51-54; 1 Thess 4:15-18).
The home ceremony for Rosh Hashanah takes place at sundown (just before the start of Tishri 1). The main event of this holiday consists of a special simchah (festive) meal, similar to a Friday evening Shabbat meal. The Rosh Hashanah celebration begins with the lighting of candles (hadlakat nerot), symbolizing the transition from profane to sacred time, and the recitation of the blessing thanking God for enabling us to reach this season (the Shehecheyanu). Other customs such as eating apples dipped in honey are enjoyed. For more information, click here.
May you be inscribed and sealed inthe Lamb’s Book of Life forever!