Rosh Hashanah begins on the eve of Thursday, September 29, 2011 and extends for the
World Jewish Community until sunset on Friday, September 30, 2011
The current Sabbatical Week of Years began on Rosh Hashana 2008. On that fateful day, the United States Congress voted against the TARP Act to bail out the nation’s financial banks and institutions, and the New York Wall Street collapsed 777 points. As the Jewish Congressmen were heading home for Rosh Hashanah, the world was preparing for their Great Day of Judgment as all the great banking bourses and stock exchanges went into a freefall over the next 10 days. The “Last Days” came into their fullest expression, for those who had “eyes that can see” and “ears that can hear”.
On Passover, Nissan 10, 2012, the demarcation time of 3½ years between the 1st and the end of the 7th years of the Sabbatical Week of Years between Rosh Hashanah 2008 and Rosh Hashanah 2015 will occur. According to students of Hebrew prophecies, we understand that 7 years and 3 ½ years (1260 days) are significant prophetic times.
According to Hebrew traditions, if “war” begins on the 7th year or the Shemittah) year of the Sabbatical Week of Years, the Messiah will come or be revealed at the end of the 8th year. Will we know the “date” or the “hour” of that coming? Of course not, for this is forbidden in Jewish halakhah. Also, we will not know the date of the revelation of the New Moon on the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah 2016 for it will only be known by the Holy One of Israel. So our expectations will extend to the final hour.
If the Messiah does not come, a new Sabbatical Week of Years will begin starting after the end of the Shemittah year of the 7th year on the prior seven-year cycle; the eve of Rosh Hashanah 2015. The expectations with disappointment, we may have to look forward to another Sabbatical Week of Years.
The Celebration of Rosh Hashana (Rosh Hashanah) is called the Jewish New Year. This day begins to first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (Tishri) celebrating the day of the creation of human man, Adam. It is also recognized as the seventh month of the Jewish festival calendar that begins in the Passover month of Abib (Nissan) when with the first maturing sprouts of barley heralded the beginning of the Spring harvest festival and the entire festival season. Officially it lasts for two days so that all the Jews living in the diaspora within the nations of the world can celebrate as one national people.
At the setting of the sun on the western horizon, Rosh Hashanah begins. During this festival day of celebration, the Jewish and Israelite culture remembers it as the “Day of the Blowing of the Shofar” or the “Day of Remembrance”. It is celebrated at family and synagogue gatherings that include special holiday meals and sweet foods such as eating challah bread, with apples dipped in honey.
Braiding a Six Strand Challah Bread
Rosh Hashanah is recognized in Jewish apocalypse as the Day of the Complete Revealing of the Messiah. On this day, the Maschiach ben Dovid (Messiah son of David) will inaugurate the beginning of the Messianic Era when David son of David will rule under the Messiah’s sovereign rule over all Planet Earth. At this festival season that goes from the Blowing of the Shofar (7th Trumpet of the 7th Seal of the Orthodox Nazarene apocalypse in Revelation) through the 10 days in expectation for Yom Kippur (Great Day of Judgment), it is expected that the Messiah will fight the Seventy Nations of the World and the Evil Dark Forces of HaSatan for sovereign control over Planet Earth and establish his reign forever in Jerusalem.
At this time also, the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will have been restored to the Land of Israel and “All Israel” (Yam Yisra’el) the rule of the Messiah will officially begin emanating out from Jerusalem and the Land of Greater Israel.
In contrast to the secular New Years celebrated by the 70 Gentile Nations of the World, Rosh Hashanah begins the time of judgment and remembrance, where Hashem, the G-d of Israel reviews each person’s deeds over the prior year. It is a time of prayer and repentance (teshuva). All the promises not kept, debts in relationships not fulfilled to one’s friends, business associates and family will have been settled and resolved by Rosh Hashanah as the Jewish people and the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel seek forgiveness with friends and family.
Traditions and customs that have been preserved in the Jewish culture include:
- The Challah Bread, eaten at Rosh Hashanah, is a symbol of the continuous continuity of life.
- The Apples eaten that are dipped in honey gives us the visual picture of the sweetness of life and a good health throughout the coming New Year.
- Pomegranates give us a symbol of the abundance, goodness and happiness of life.
- The blowing of the shofar reminds us that Hashem, the G-d of Abraham directed him away from his imminent Sumerian sacrificial cultural sacrifice of his only and “promised son”, Isaac, and towards the bushes when a “ram” caught in a nearby bush was sacrificed Isaac’s place as the sacrificial ram, hence ram’s horn shofar.
- Tashlikh, a custom of reciting prayers near to naturally flowing water, like a stream, take small pieces of bread or flood, symbolically throwing them, like sin, into water, as freedom from their sins. In regions where there are no streams or rivers, a fish pond or a mikveh (ritual bath) is used.
- The Jewish people and many of the Lost Israelites assimilating through “Jewish Roots” into a Jewish lifestyle and culture do not work on Rosh Hashanah. During this day, the Jewish synagogues in many places host regular an expanded daily liturgy. This may include the reading on the story of Abraham and Isaac.
Though the Festival of Trumpets, marking the beginning of a new year in the fall was celebrating since the days of Sinai, the prayers of thanksgiving for the fall grain harvest go back to the beginning of Israelite culture. It was in the Sefer, the Book of Ezekiel, in the 7th to the 6th century BCE that the Blowing of the Shofar at Rosh Hashanah was first written about in the Jewish culture and its use has continued to this present era through the Jewish Oral Torah.
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The first Shofar blown during the final days before the coming of the Hebrew Messiah will also be a day when the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will have returned from their 2700 year old exile, and have now been reunited into the 12-Tribed family of the Patriarch Jacob (Israel). These prophecies in Ezekiel 36-39 constitute the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel, the reunion of the Ten Tribes of Israel and the Jews of the Tribe of Judah, the restoration of the “Mountains of Israel” in Shomron and Judea, and the final war for control of Israel and Jerusalem.
This is Divine Destiny in living reality as the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel return to their Homelands first in Shomron (Samaria), Israel. If you want to learn more, Contact “Kol Ha Tor Vision”, the Voice of the Turtledove.
Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that host biblical heartland tours in Shomron and Judea, to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel to their future destiny and homeland.