Today marks the beginning of the Fall Feasts and my favorite time of year! Yom Teruah means the Day of Trumpets, or some call it Rosh Hoshana signifying the beginning of the year based on Creation. In Judaism there are several beginnings of the year for varying reasons.
The only things Scripture clearly asks us to do on this day are to blow the shofar, rest, and meet with others. It is not like the weekly Sabbath though; on this day food can be prepared, so it’s a great celebration!
Many believe that Messiah will return one year on the Day of Trumpets and it seems like every year there is someone trying to prove that “this will be the year” based on this or that.
10 days from now is Yom Kippur which is a very sober day, so the countdown between today and that day is considered the Days of Awe or Days of Repentance. It is a time of reflection and deep consideration.
There is one place in town that is closed on Sabbath and all the Feasts of Yah found in Scripture. He has honored that place and brought blessings upon them.
Does your family celebrate the Fall Feasts? If so, what do you do to make it memorable and special? Post in the comments… we would love to hear from you!