Maybe for you, September means the start of the school year — or the return to a busy schedule after a restful summer.
For Jewish people, the fall season usually means preparing for the High Holidays:
- The New Year (Rosh Hashanah), the evening of Sunday September 9th – Tuesday, September 11th—Rosh Hashanah literally means “Head of the Year” in Hebrew, and celebrates the Jewish New Year! It is a festive time, full of decadent meals and desserts, especially to signify the sweetness of the New Year.
- The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the evening of Tuesday, September 18th – Wednesday, September 19th—This is considered the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, and will be observed in some way by nearly every Jewish person.
- The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), the evening of Sunday September 23rd – Sunday, September 30th—Today, it is mostly observant Jewish people who celebrate this feast, which is known as “the time of our rejoicing.” The Feast of Tabernacles is a lot of fun and a true celebration so don’t miss out!
For you, as a believer in Yeshua the Messiah, these High Holidays still have great meaning and can bring you a great blessing.