Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ROSH HASHANAH: Feast of Trumpets

September 28th to September 30, 2011 

Article by Molly Noble Bull 

Many if not most Christians have heard of the last trump--also called the last trumpet. However, some never heard of the Feast of Trumpets mentioned in the Bible or if they heard of it, know little about it.
Yet at sundown on Wednesday, September 28th, Jews from around the world as well as Messianic Jewish Congregations will gather to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets. The feast of Trumpets is mentioned in the Book of Leviticus chapter 23 and verse 24, noting the Jewish New Year with the blowing of a ram’s horn called the shofar. Click below to hear a very short blowing of the shofar.

The Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, falls on the first and second day of the Jewish month of Tishri and is the first of three feasts held in the fall of the year. This year, the Feast of Trumpets ends at sundown on September 30th and is a time of reflection and prayer.
The actual date when Rosh Hashanah begins on any given year is determined by the new moon.
Since in times past nobody knew the day or the hour when the new moon would appear, Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration instead of a one-day feast.
Click below to hear "Blow the Trumpet in Zion," a song that made me think of Rosh Hashanah.


And don't forget to leave a comment.


Molly Noble Bull said...

I hope you liked learning about the Feast of Trumpets and hearing the blowing of the shofar. Someday, believers will hear the trumpet blast at the Rapture, and we will be called home.

Cecelia said...

I enjoyed reading about the Feast of Trumpets Molly. Thanks for sharing.

~Cecelia Dowdy~

Teresa Slack said...

Molly, you are a font of information. Thanks so much for sharing and educating the rest of us.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Cecelia and Teresa. Hope you come back to the article and listen to the song, Blow A Trumpet in Zion. I added it after I posting the article. The song seems to go with the Feast of Trumpets.
Some think the Rapture of the Church will take place on some future Feast of Trumpets.

Anonymous said...

The shofar brings chills and tears. It was awesome. Thank you for sharing this story and the web site to find the sound of the shofar.