Feast Of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)

Reflect on your past and your future.

Rosh Hashanah is Hebrew for “Head of the Year.” It is considered to be the birthday of the world and hence is the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a time to learn from your mistakes of the past year, and to think about how you can improve yourself in the future. It is also a time to make resolutions.

Here’s what you’ll need for a Rosh Hashanah

simchah

(celebration):

1.

A festive kosher dinner

2.

A least two candles

3.

Wine (or grape juice) in a Kiddush cup Click here to order a Kiddush cup

4.

A Round Challah loaf (“Crown Challah” or two crescent french bread roll loafs wrapped around each other and then baked… )

5.

A shofar (Ram’s horn) Click here to order a shofar

6.

A pomegranate

DURING Rosh Hashanah/ Feast of Trumpets Sound the shofar Throughout the day, the shofar should be blown. The first set of 30 is in the morning after reading the scriptures, 2nd set of 30 in the afternoon, 3rd set of 30 before the evening meal, and the last set of 10 at the end of the day for a total of 100 blasts.

(This is the only commandment directly referenced in the Torah regarding the observation of the holiday. The shofar is a ram’s horn. It is blown during the service by the “Ba’al Tekiah”, or shofar blower. It is a symbol of spiritual awakening and reflection. As we do not know exactly how the shofar was blown in the ancient Temple, four different blasts are given to ensure that the shofar is heard properly for each new year:

  • Tekiah: One blast, a few seconds long, that ends abruptly.

  • Shevarim: Three one-to-two-second short blasts that rapidly scoop from low to high in pitch.

  • Teruah: Nine short, rapid blasts.

  • Tekiah Gedolah: This is one long, continuous blast, traditionally held for nine counts, but in progressive communities it is often held as long as possible.)

First Evening

At sunset

Candle-Lighting Blessing

On Erev Rosh Hashanah, about 18 minutes before sundown, the following blessing is

recited while kindling the holiday candles:

Blessed are You, LORD our Yahweh, King of the Universe,

who sanctifies us with His commandments and commanded us to kindle

the lights of (*Sabbath and of) Yom Zikkaron.

Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu

melekh ha-olam, asher kideshanu

bemitzvotav, lehadlik ner shel yom ha-zikkaron.

Note:

If Rosh Hashanah occurs on a Shabbat, the reading ends:

shel shabbat ve-Yom Ha-Zikkaron.”

The Shehecheyanu

blessing is said to thank Yahweh for enabling us to reach this season:

Blessed are You, LORD our Yahweh, King of the Universe

, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us

to this season. Amen.

Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam,

she-hecheyanu ve-ki-ye-manu ve-higianu lazman ha-zeh. (Amen)

Note:

It is customary to bless the children at this time,

as well as to offer up spontaneous

prayer and thanks to Yahweh.

Kiddush and HaMotzi

After this, the holiday is sanctified by reciting Kiddush

(the blessing over wine) for Rosh Hashanah and,

before eating the holiday meal, by reciting the HaMotzi

(the blessing over bread).

Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, borei pri ha-gafen ha’amiteet – Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.

Blessed art Thou, LORD our Yahweh, King of the universe,

Creator of the true fruit of the vine – Yeshua the

Messiah.”

Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam,

ha-motzi et lechem ha-chayim min ha-shamayim.

Blessed art Thou, LORD our Yahweh, King of the universe,

who brings forth the living bread from heaven.”

• Tasting a first fruit from a new harvest. Pomegranates have traditionally been used as a “new fruit”. If it tastes bitter, add sugar or honey.

This fruit is a popular since it is mentioned as

native to the land of Israel and because there is a

legend that there are 613 seeds in each

fruit (corresponding to the number of commandments

in the Torah). Most do not dip the

pomegranate in honey, however, since its seeds are

already sweet enough by themselves.

Blessing after eating the Pomegranate,

Yehi ratzon milfanekha, Adonai Eloheinu ve’lohei avoteinu,

she-narbeh ze’khuyot ke’rimon.

May it be your will, LORD our Yahweh and Yahweh of our fathers, that our merits

be numerous as the seeds of a pomegranate.”

• Prayer: Blessed are You, O Lord our Yahweh, King of the universe, Who has commanded a memorial blowing of the shofars. May we hear soon the sound of Yahweh’s trumpet announcing the return of Yeshua our Messiah • Sound the shofar

We now go on to enjoy our festive Rosh Hashanah meal…

Now the dinner is served!

• Feast of Trumpets Meal (after sundown on the first eve of the holiday)

Grace After the Meal

Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam,

hazzan et ha-olam kullo b’tuvo, b’chen, b’chesed, u

v’rachamim.

Barukh attah Adonai, hazzan et ha-kol. Amen.

Blessed are you, LORD our Yahweh, master of the universe,

Who nourishes the whole world in goodness, with grace, kindness, and compassion. Blessed are You, LORD, who nourishes all. Amen.”

•Recite the Shehecheyanu [Who Gives Us Life]

Blessed are You, Lord our Yahweh King of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the tree, who has kept us in life, preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season. Amen

Morning

• Prayer: Blessed are You, O Lord our Yahweh, King of the universe, Who has commanded a memorial blowing of the shofars. May we hear soon the sound of Yahweh’s trumpet, announcing the return of Yeshua our Messiah

• Sound the Shofar

• Reflect-Ps.139:13-16

”13 For you fashioned my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I thank you because I am awesomely made, wonderfully; your works are wonders -I know this very well. 15 My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes could see me as an embryo, but in Your book all my days were already written; my days had been shaped before any of them existed.

Afternoon

•Sound the shofar/Rams horn

• Proclaim: “ADONAI, I call to you from the depths; 2 hear my cry, Adonai! Let your ears pay attention to the sound of my pleading. 3 Yahway, if you kept a record of sins, who, Adonai, could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that you will be feared. 5 I wait longingly for ADONAI; I put my hope in his word. 6 Everything in me waits for Adonai more than guards on watch wait for morning, more than guards on watch wait for morning. 7 Isra’el, put your hope in ADONAI! For grace is found with ADONAI, and with him is unlimited redemption. 8 He will redeem Isra’el from all their wrongdoings.” (Ps. 130 )

• Proclaim: 1 John 1:9 “If we acknowledge our sins, then, since he is trustworthy and just, he will forgive them and purify us from all wrongdoing.”

Night

• Prayer: Blessed are You, O Lord our Yahweh, King of the universe, Who has commanded a memorial blowing of the shofars. May we hear soon the sound of Yahweh’s trumpet announcing the return of Yeshua our Messiah

• Sound the Shofar

TASHLIK

Tashlik, also spelled Tashlikh, or Tashlich, (Hebrew:“you will cast”)

A symbolic propitiatory rite that is celebrated traditionally on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah but can be observed anytime between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and that consists in assembling along a body of water (Lake or river or ocean),

reciting Micah 7:18–20

(18 Who is a God like you, pardoning the sin and overlooking the crimes of the remnant of his heritage? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in grace. 19 He will again have compassion on us, he will subdue our iniquities. You will throw all their sins into the depths of the sea. 20 You will show truth to Ya’akov and grace to Avraham, as you have sworn to our ancestors since days of long ago.) and penitential prayers of confessing each of your sins to the lord and casting each individual sin on a rock or on a piece of bread, and shaking one’s garments as if casting one’s sins into the water to be washed or swept away.

(The Tashlik should be done once a year!)

From us here at Following Yeshua Ministries, We pray Yahweh’s blessing on you and your family as you celebrate this feast. May you find truth, intimacy, and deeper faith as you observe His appointed times and may you experience His holy purpose in celebrating the Feast of Trumpets

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