Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah-the Jewish New Year

begins tonight at sundown. Rosh Hashanah is a celebration filled with thanksgiving and rejoicing. A festive meal is prepared which includes apples and honey, symbolizing Jewish prayers for a sweet New Year. It is also considered the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of God as king.

Also this year, 5775 since creation (Sept. 25, 2014 - Sept. 13, 2015), is a Shemittah year. Like the seventh day of the week, every seventh year is holy.

The Shemittah (Sabbatical) year is a year devoted to strengthening our bond with God - specifically, honing our faith in His omnipotence and our trust in His kindness.
The next few days will be devoted to celebrating with our Jewish brethren in the form of some interesting posts.

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