Erev Yom Teruah
Please join us and participate with us as we blow our silver trumpets and Shofars.
Wed. Sept. 20
** Trumpet pratice will take place Saturday, 9/16 right after Shabbat Service.
Rosh HaShanah, or scripturally, “Yom Teruah”
The day of the sounding of the shofar,
is one of God’s Moedim. (Festivals)
“On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.” (Leviticus 23:24)
The Bible states that the Feast of Trumpets is to be a holy day celebrated with trumpet blasts on the first day of the seventh month.
The blowing of the trumpet was associated with the calling of a solemn assembly;
a warning of danger and action to be taken;
or the arrival of a king.
A teruah usually signals an alarm or call to pay attention to a command.
It’s also a call to self-examination leading to repentance.
Rosh HaShanah also remembers the creation of the universe by Adonai (God).
It is traditional to eat apples dipped in honey to welcome a sweet new year.
Fruit, sweet vegetables, and honey appear in the main dishes.