Rosh Hashanah

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    Many wondrous things have occurred on the dates that the Lord has appointed for our observance. Now listen to this, for 30 days the shofar would have been sounded, calling the people to repentance. The sound of the shofar is heard before the morning service every day. Psalm 27 is read at the morning service and at the evening service for these 30 days. This Psalm begins, “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” This Psalm was read on the day of His birth. He is our light and our salvation. His Hebrew name Yeshua means salvation and He himself proclaimed to be “the light of the world.” Another name for Rosh Hashanah is Yom Teruah: the sound of the waking blast. The idea of course is to wake up and return to God. Keep in mind also that the sound of the shofar is heard at the coronation of a King. The sound of the shofar is sounded as a battle cry when war was waged upon a dangerous enemy. It is thought in some circles that not only was Yeshua’s birth on the first day of the seventh month which was also the beginning of the new moon, and it could very well have been in the year of Jubilee as…

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    Starting this we decided it would be good to get in their first holiday I’ve experienced with them which was their Jewish new year also known as Rosh Hashanah which started Wednesday, September 20th through Friday, September 22. This is also the first of the High Holidays celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is a two day celebration which begins on the first day of Tishrei, which is the first month of the Jewish civil year. This day marks the beginning of the year because it is…

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    event which Elie describes occurred first in 425 B.C. when the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar led an attack on Jerusalem (“The Destruction”). The temple was destroyed a second time in 70 A.D. by the Roman army (Pope 187). The fact that Elie still weeps over these events hundreds of years later shows that Elie cares greatly about the oppression of the Jews throughout history. Elie experiences oppression similar to that of past Jews when he is forced into a concentration camp and stripped of his…

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    in the Bible which, translated into numbers, made it possible for him to predict Redemption in the weeks to come.” (Wiesel 51.) Wiesel uses words like “lost” and “dreams” to say that he has lost all hope that God will rescue them from the camp. “In days gone by, Rosh Hashanah had dominated my life. I knew that my sins grieved the Almighty and so I pleaded for forgiveness. In those days, I fully believed that the salvation of the world depended on every one of my deeds, on every one of my…

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    assumed that my class would be looked at weird and treated funny because we were spectating their Jewish worship. However, after arriving in the sanctuary the people were very friendly and welcoming. Some even came up to us and shook our hands and told us they were glad to have us there. Sally Frank was very helpful and mentioned someone of the holidays we had learned about in class including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, and Sabbath. The sanctuary was absolutely breathtaking, the stain…

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    crucial holy day of the Jewish faith. As “Judaism 101” (1995-2011) website shows Yom Kippur is day of fasting commencing at sunset on the 10th day of Tishrei and finishes at night fall on the 11th day of Tishrei (Yom Kippur). Additionally, in the month of Tishrei, September or October in the Gregorian calendar, Yom Kippur marks the culmination of the ten Days of Awe, a period on introspection as well as the repentance that trails the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (“Yom Kippur”, 1996-2011). …

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    where is God?’ And from within me, I heard a voice answer: ‘Where He is? This is where---hanging here from this gallows…’” (65) This moment could, in a way, connect with the teachings of Moishe the Beadle. His mentor had told Elie he could find the true answers only within himself. This sentence is more of an unemotional acceptance rather than a sudden revelation. Elie cannot understand how a righteous God can stand to allow an innocent child to die. The events following Elie witnessing the…

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    Elie, and the others at the concentration camp loses their identity as a person, due to the grueling things done to them at the camps. They stop reacting to the thousands of people dying around them: Their emotions become more and more numb as they spend more time in the cruel camps. A main part of being a human is expressing your emotions, and at the concentration camps, the soldiers try their hardest to prevent that from happening. “The thousands who had died daily at Auschwitz and at Birkenau…

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    an afterlife, and why is there evil in the world. It is through these conversations that I can truly find what to believe in. I think this questioning is a key part of the religious experience. Though the interview I realized that most of my dad’s traditions of religion come from his parents. The biggest ritual when I was growing up was Friday Night Shabbat Dinner, which is where the whole family attends dinner and does the Shabbat prayers. Another family tradition that has been passed on…

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    For instance, on October third and fourth they closed in observance of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. The first time I came to this restaurant for observations I noticed that there were a lot of different ethnicities; Muslim, Asian, black, white, and Indian. One of my interviewees even mentioned that she felt as if this place was a “common ground” for people of different cultures. Three out of five of my interviewees pointed out that they essentially enjoy seeing the diverse crowd. They also…

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