Monday, September 29, 2008

Rosh Hashanah

All joking aside- I have the ultimate respect for any of you that know me are fully aware.

Sundown begins one of the highest holy days in Jewish life. Rosh Hashana, which literally means, "head of the year" or "first of the year."It is the Jewish New Year. There is, however, very little similarity between Rosh Hashana, one of the holiest days of the year, and the secular December 31st midnight drinking bash and daytime football game.

There is one similarity between the Jewish New Year and the secular one: Many people use the New Year as a time to make "resolutions." Likewise, the Jewish New Year is a time to begin looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to be made in the new year. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (10 days later), give Jews a time to change the judgment for good. They are given the chance to improve their coming year through forgiveness, prayer and charity.

So- to our Jewish Friends- Happy New Year!

God, Thank you for giving all of us, Jew and Gentile alike Your Son, Jesus.
Thank you that through Him we are able to seek forgiveness at any moment on any day or night.

Grace and Peace,

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