This is a REPOST from my son’s Blog, LadstoLeaderBlog.blogspot.com in which he writes about our family tradition of celebrating the Jewish Holiday, “Rosh Hashanah.”
~Today, Rosh Hashanah begins at Sundown, and our family will begin fasting and preparing the traditional meal once again, to be eaten at Sundown tomorrow. We will fast for 24 hours, just as the Hebrew people did thousands of years ago. We will think about our failures and sins, and we will make a plan to overcome them, starting today. We will pray to the LORD for forgiveness, and we will start anew at the feast tomorrow night. Many scriptures will be read at Dinnertime during our family feast, and we will end the night by casting our breads upon the water on the shore of the Susquehanna River… signifying the casting of our sins and failures away from us, and the new beginning we have in Christ every morning.
~Lastly, we will join hands and pray for renewed strength to follow Christ and be transformed into HIS likeness more and more in the coming year. This is our family’s tradition. We hope you enjoy a little glimpse into our lives
We have TONS of Traditions in my family,
but we started a very different tradition this year.
We loved doing it so much, my parents say we are going to
make it an annual Tradition!
|We had Grape Juice instead of wine at our dinner.
The wine/Grape Juice reminded me of Jesus’s blood that
was shed on the cross. It also reminded me of the
|My Dad pours the Fruit of the Vine for our Feast
It was kind of fancy, because the Jews made a big deal
out of drinking it. We put it in fancy glasses.
|We made fish with lemons (on the grill), and unleavened bread.
I spilled the fish juice on the floor before our feast began.
That smelled bad!
But it was quickly cleaned up, no harm done!
|We did not eat the head or the eyes on this guy!|
|These were little fish we ate.|
Our table for Rosh Hashanah.
That was their Dessert!
|I never dipped apples into Honey before, but it was Good!|
|At sundown, we “broke our fast” and had a Feast|
|I have never fasted before this day. The food really tasted good
to all of us after our fast. The flavors came out more.
|My Dad and Mom wore Jewish caps and Veils like
the Jewish parents did
|I blew the Shofar a lot, it was fun!
The Shofar is supposed to be a Ram’s Horn, but this hollow stick was the best thing I could find.
|I was glad that Roasted Chicken was a
Jewish Feast Food, and not just Fish!
|We ate by candle light and read the scriptures that they
read in the Old Testament times
|I was breaking the bread|