Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rosh Hashanah

As the sun goes down this evening Jews throughout the world begin the High Holy Days with the celebration Rosh Hashanah marking the Jewish New Year. The ten days between now and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, are the Days of Awe. Rosh Hoshanah marks the creation of Adam and Eve. So, it is something like the birthday of mankind and brings to the fore the special relationship between God and humanity.

Mendel Weitman cantor for Chad Lubavitch of Utah (photo from Deseret News)

Last week and this week on his daily 15 minute radio program Fire on the Earth, Peter Herbeck has been interviewing Messianic Jewish Catholic Mark Neugebauer. Last week Mark told his life-story up to and including his reception into the Catholic Church in 2009. This week Neugebauer discusses the relationship between the seven great Jewish feasts and Catholic observance. I encourage you to listen to all ten programs over the Days of Awe. I am confident you will find it enlightening and inspiring.

So, to all my Jewish friends and readers, Leshanah tovah, tikateiv Veteichateim- meaning May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

Because I liked it so much last year, here it is again:

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