#YHWH||ANYAMARY||JESUSISRAEL say in agreement together,
Tomorrow commences the start of Rosh Hashanah Yamin Nora’im (Jewish High Holiday). Rosh Hashanah celebrates the birth of the Universe and the creation of Adam and Eve by YHWH TETRAGRAMMATON, G-d the Creator and Father of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because the date is based on the Jewish lunar-solar calendar, the High Holiday commences on a different day every year. And this year, the evening of the first day of Rosh Hashanah happens to fall on September 18, 2020, the birthday of Eve. Also known as, Mary, Mother of G-d; resurrected as Anya Mary Kelly (Prophetess Suber). She happens to be turning 40 years old this year. The High Holiday of Rosh Hashanah continues through night fall on September 20, 2020.
Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish New Year and is considered both a Day of Judgement and a Day of Repentance. In accordance with the repentance that lie within our hearts, we say prayers that will decide:
- Who will live and who will die
- Who will be enriched and who will be impoverished
- Who will rise and who will fall
For the 10 days following Rosh Hashanah, we continue our prayers of repentance and map out our plan for doing a better job spiritually in the coming year in preparation for Yom Kippur. Marking the time when G-d the Creator accepted the repentance of the people for the worship of the Golden Calf (Exodus 32) and forgave the people’s sin. We prepare our hearts symbolically for that day.
Things to do for Rosh Hashanah:
1. Make a plan for the coming year
Think about any failings, shortcomings, mistakes/missteps and set goals that will help you overcome those obstacles and live more fruitfully towards G-d the Creator and His Son, Jesus Christ in the coming year.
Take time out to ask family and friends for forgiveness and pray for the blessings of the L-rd to fall upon them.
2. Listen to the blowing of the Shofar
The Shofar symbolizes the:
- Crowning of G-d the Creator as King of the Universe
- Awakening of the sleeping soul
- Rededication of the Torah
- Voice of the Prophets who taught us to correct our ways
- Crying from the destruction of the Holy Temple, twice
- Filling of silent space with sound through time; in the same way G-d the Creator fills space and time
- Prompting for us to examine our deeds to consider the many ways we can improve
- Reminding us of Abraham’s obedience to G-d (Genesis 22)
- Salvation through G-d the Creator’s Begotten Son, Jesus Christ
- G-d the Creator’s unity with His Begotten Son, His Bride, Mary, and the Church of believers in Jesus Christ who have been filled with the impartation of the Holy Spirit
- Drawing for us to return to G-d and His Begotten Son, lest we cry for Him at a time when He cannot be found
3. We cook symbolic foods
- Squash for the squashing of our enemies
- Fish Heads for the declaration of being the head and not the tail in the coming year
- Greens and Green Beans to express our yearning for the L-rd to lie us down in green pastures and lead us beside still waters
- Blackeyed Peas to render the blessings of G-d into the new year
- Carrots to cast the wish for abundance
- Apples (dipped in honey) to express faith for a sweet year
- Pomegranates are eaten to symbolically fill us up with the 613 Mitzvahs (Commandments) as the Pomegranate is believed to have 613 seeds
4. We light candles
Before sundown if the Sabbath Day
5. We perform Kiddush (sanctification) over the wine/juice and say a blessing over the bread and the meal
6. We recite many Psalms
Most notably, we recite Psalm 27 every day of the month of Elul.
7. We perform the Tashlich (cast off) blessing on the second day
To perform the Tashlich (cast off) blessing, walk to a body of water, gather some leaves, reflect on leaving the past behind minus lessons learned and a better plan for the future and cast the leaves into the water, symbolically casting those sins out of G-d’s Sight