Rosh Hashanah (aka Feast of Trumpets)

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Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days and marks the start of a new year in the Hebrew calendar.  

It is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd days of the Hebrew month “Tishrei”, which on the Gregorian calendar falls in occurs in September–October.

Jesus and Rosh Hashanah:

Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Day of Judgment. At the Final Judgment spoken of in Revelation 20:15, we read that “anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.” The book of Revelation also speaks of this Book of Life as belonging to the Lamb, Jesus Christ (Revelation 21:27).

The New Testament reveals in John 5:27 that the Father has given his Son, Jesus, authority to judge everyone, and 2 Timothy 4:1 says that Jesus will judge the living and the dead. Jesus told his followers in John 5:24, “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.” Therefore, through our acceptance of his sacrifice and atonement for sin, Jesus has become the fulfillment of this Old Testament feast so closely associated with repentance and judgment.

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(ARTICLE STILL IN PROCESS) The custom of the sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram’s horn), is prescribed in the TorahThe Mishnah refers to Rosh Hasannah as the day of judgment wherein the fate of the wicked, the righteous, and those of an intermediate class are recorded. The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed in the book of life and they are sealed “to live.” The intermediate class are allowed a respite of ten days, until Yom Kippur, to reflect, repent and become righteous;[9] the wicked are “blotted out of the book of the living forever.” According to Chabad it’s the time when the fate of the Jew stands in the balance as God reviews the past year and decides whether or not to “renew one’s lease on His planet”……………………….

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