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Be Ministers of Reconciliation

In this post, we take a break from our series on Revelation to observe the first of the fall Jewish feasts of Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah:  The Key Is Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

Biblical References:  B’midbar (Numbers) 29:1–6 and Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:23 – 25 ~ Yom Teruah(The Feast of Trumpets).  In 2017, the holiday begins at sundown on September 20th.

Rabbinic Change:  Since this is the first Shabbat of the Fall Holidays, it has been considered as the “spiritual” New Year.  Hence the name changed to Rosh Hashanah,“the head of the year.”  It is also seen as the anniversary of creation; the sacrifice of Yitz’chak; the release of Yosef from Pharaoh’s prison; and, the birth of Samuel, the prophet

The purpose and traditional observance of the Holy Day is summed up in one word – regathering

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