Sunday, September 16, 2012

ROSH HASHANAH 2012: Happy New Year


Article by Molly Noble Bull 


At sundown on Sunday, September 16, 2012 and on Monday, September 17th, Jews from around the world as well as Messianic Jewish Congregations will gather to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets. Ten days later on September 26th, they will celebrate Yom Kippur. These ten days are called the Days of Awe.
All the Feasts of Israel are mentioned in the Book of Leviticus chapter 23. The Feast of Trumpets is mentioned in 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. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Fall Feasts of Israel mentioned in the Bible and one of the Jewish High Holy Days, a time of reflection and prayer.
The actual date when Rosh Hashanah begins on any given year is determined by the new moon. Since nobody knows the day or the hour when the new moon will appear, Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration instead of a one-day feast.
In Judaism today, Rosh Hashanah is known as the Head of the Year
According to the Book of Exodus, chapter nineteen and verses 13 and 16 to 19, it appears that perhaps the LORD Himself blew the shofar. Perhaps He will blew it again according to 1 Thessalonians chapter four and verses 16 and 17.  The blowing of the shofar in both these scriptures seemed to be a sort of announcement that God was about to manifest Himself.
To Christians, the sound of the shofar reminds us that Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach, is returning soon, and on that day, the trumpet will sound once again.

POSTSCRIPT:
If you are reading this article on Sunday, September 16th, it might not be too late to tune in to CBN to hear a program, celebrating Rosh Hashanah. The program is scheduled for tonight, Sunday, at 6:30 PM central and 7:30 PM eastern. I cannot recommend this program because I haven't seen it yet. However, I have a feeling it is going to be great.
Praise the Lord.
  

7 comments:

Precarious Yates said...

I love how you remind us that the Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, was a picture of the time when Jesus returns. Numbers 10:1-10 give further insight to the use of trumpets.

Diane Dean White said...

That was an interesting article, Molly. And what a set of lungs to hold the note? for so long. I enjoyed learning about it. Maybe you could share about the foods used for the celebration too. :)
Blessings,
Diane

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks Precarious and Diane for stopping by and leaving a message. I hope you don't miss the program on CBN tonight (Sunday September 16th --6:30 central) celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
I plan to watch, and I hope you will, too.
Love,
Molly

Pat Trainum aka P. T. Bradley said...

Very good explanation of what Rosh Hashanah is. Thank you. Agree about the good set of lungs!

Pat Jeanne Davis said...

Enjoyed the post today, Molly I was born on Rosh Hashanah. I make a connection with the Feast of Trumpets by way of that. My son's friend is Jewish. I'll let him know about CBN. My son might learn something additional from the program. Thank you.
Blessings,
Pat D.

Teresa Slack said...

Thanks Molly for posting. I missed the show but can prob find it again. Can't wait to hear your good news.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Pat, Pat Jeanne and Teresa, Thanks for writing. I'm glad you like learning about the Feasts of the Lord. Me too.
Love,
Molly