In Jewish communities, care is taken to study the laws, customs and origins
of appointed times about one month before they arrive. This is a great idea
that I think gentile believers should embrace. We prepare for birthdays,
anniversaries and other special dates in out lives. How much more so, should we
pay close attention to prepare ourselves for sharing in this important dates on
the Almighty’s calendar?
I invite you to take the time to brush up on Rosh Hashanah. Chabad has great
resources for each moed. Here is a link for some quick information on the Jewish New Year.
There is another page full of practical information as well. It would be great to
take some time to go through this more extensive information to decide what you
want to do for Rosh Hashanah this year. It starts on a September 18 at sundown,
so it will be a double sabbath this year. Where do you want to do Tashlich this
year? It is pushed off until Sunday when it falls on shabbat like this year.
Are you going to want to enjoy a round challah this year? What about apples and
Now is the time to act. Let’s make something happen. Let’s take the time to
reflect on how we can celebrate a meaningful day and draw closer to our
Heavenly Father through it!