Holidays: Days Celebrated by Y'shua (Jesus): Rosh HaShana
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Rosh HaShana - The Jewish New Year: Preparing for His Atonement
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. ~Leviticus 23:24
Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year. (Rosh = Head, Hashana = Year) It is the beginning of the Days of Awe and is a time of reflection and repentance. It is the traditional celebration for the creation of the world. It is also called Yom Ha-Zikkaron, Day of Remembrance.
In Leviticus 23:24-25, God calls the holiday, Yom Teruah, The Day of the Blowing of the Shofar or The Feast of Trumpets. A shofar is a trumpet made from an animal's horn, preferably from a ram. It is used as an alarm to warn or to get attention. Yom Teruah is a call to prepare for His Day of Atonement.
A popular Jewish tradition is to eat apples dipped in honey in hopes for a sweet year. Another tradition is the Tashlich, based upon Micah 7:19. Those who practice this tradition take bread crumbs to a river and cast them into the water, as God says, He will "cast all their sins into the depths of the sea."
Some Resources and Activities for Rosh Hashanna:
An amusing quiz about Rosh Hashana is in the Bible Fun Zone.
Small Apples and Honey Clipart: Small clipart of apples and honey that you can use for digital activities.
Some of the Same Apple and Honey Clipart rendered at larger resolutions for small print images.
Large Apples and Honey | A Teddy Bear with Apples and Honey Clipart
Have A Good and Sweet Year Coloring Page for Rosh Hashana. Print and color the picture of the honey-jar bear and the apples.
Sounds of the Shofar. An activity page identifying the trumpet blasts.
Rosh Hashana Maze: An activity maze for Rosh Hashana. Help the bear get through the apple maze and to the honey.
Psalm 150:3 Connect the Dots Acitivity Page: Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
His redemption is drawing near:
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. ~I Corinthians 15:52
The Shofar, God's Trumpet: An expository on the meaning of the Shofar-- an external link to a video explaining the meaning of the shofars.
The Shofar, Awakening the Soul: an external link to a video of the shofar sound