Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year, begins tonight at sundown. Rosh Hashanah meals often include apples and honey, a symbol of a sweet new year.
I think we’ll have our own snack of apples and honey tomorrow and discuss the significance of Rosh Hashanah and the Feast of Trumpets for both Jews and Christians.
Leviticus 23:24 (NIV): “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.'”
Numbers 29:1-6: ‘On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets.
As an aroma pleasing to the Lord, prepare a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.
With the bull prepare a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths;
and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth.
Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you.
These are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings with their grain offerings and drink offerings as specified. They are offerings made to the Lord by fire–a pleasing aroma.