Happy 5,770!

2009 September 18

Happy 5770!

The Jewish New Year starts this Friday night marking the start of The Jewish High Holy Days observed during the 10 day period between the first day (Rosh Hashanah) and the 10th day (Yom Kippur) of Tishri, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important of all Jewish Holidays, and the only holidays that are purely religious, as they are not related to any historical or natural event.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated the first and second days of Tishri.

Here is a brief summary of the Torah readings (Parsha) from the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah:

Genesis 21:1-34; Genesis 22:1-24

Day 1:

G-d remembers Sarah and gives her and Abraham a son, who is named Isaac (Yitzchak) meaning “will laugh“; Abraham is 100 years old, and Sarah 90. Isaac is circumcised at the age of eight days.

Hagar and Ishmael are banished from Abraham’s home and wander in the desert; G-d hears the cry of the dying lad and saves his life by showing his mother a well. The Philistine king Avimelech makes a treaty with Abraham at Be’er Sheva.

Day 2:

G-d commands Abraham to sacrifice his son on Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount) in Jerusalem. Isaac is bound and placed on the altar, and Abraham raises the knife to slaughter his son. A voice from heaven calls to stop him, saying it was a test; a ram, caught in the undergrowth by its horns, is offered in Isaac’s place.

H/T, www.chabad.org

And for those who are looking for some Eph Rove humor we have:

May the Good Lord watch over you and your families.

33 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 September 18 7:02 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Happy Rosh Hasnanah. And May God bless you and yours.

  2. 2009 September 18 7:05 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Mazeltov! May the Lord bless you and yours, son of Judah.

    Hey, Eph, have you ever tried to find out which of the tribes you are descended from, or is that impossible?

  3. 2009 September 18 7:06 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Will laugh, because why, when Sarah was told by God she would bear, she laughed?

  4. 2009 September 18 7:06 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Eph Rove – during these trying times, may the good Lord keep an even closer watch over his chosen people. I firmly believe that G_d is going to show his power and might so that all may know that he is the Lord of Hosts. May G_d grant you and yopurs another year. Happy New Year.

  5. 2009 September 18 7:15 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    That video is messhugennah….

  6. 2009 September 18 7:16 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Oy, vey. It gives me a headache! 😀

  7. 2009 September 18 7:23 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    And don’t forget that we have Abraham to thank for Arabs of today by Lying with Hagar, producing Ishmael.

    According to scripture: “and Abraham made haste” after Sarah told him to lay with her handmaiden.

    And that is where all the trouble started, and Arabs have been antagonists of the jews since then.

  8. 2009 September 18 7:31 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    But Sarah was at fault, she should have trusted G-d, and not pushed Abraham to do it. And he should have hushed her, and told her no.

    Nevertheless G-d has kept His promises to Ishmael, which they do not acknowledge.

    And G-d will yet keep his promise to Israel, although many will die and horrible tribulations ensue, she will survive.

    Those who fall on her will go to their destruction. Obama, you invite curses on your head, for what you are doing, even more than stupid Bush and stupid Condi Rice.

  9. 2009 September 18 7:33 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Re Ishmael:

    Gen 16:12

    And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

  10. 2009 September 18 7:35 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Beware, those that set themselves against the Jews:

    12:2 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

  11. 2009 September 18 7:36 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Yep….all these years, it is a fight over birthright. Amazing how few people know that.

  12. 2009 September 18 7:37 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #10 …..which is reason number 934850293824098 Obama scares me.

  13. 2009 September 18 7:39 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Yes. But the Arabs are claiming that which was not granted them, and they are ignoring the wealth and lands they have already been given.

    They claim the rights of an eldest son, but they do not realize that the inheritance was not for them.

    Hands off, Arabs.

  14. 2009 September 18 7:40 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Only the hand of the Lord can settle this, frankly.

  15. 2009 September 18 7:40 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Everyone spoke of Bush as a friend of Israel. He was not. Just as everyone spoke of Bush as a friend of the R party, and he was not.

  16. 2009 September 18 7:41 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Bush, coward. bah.

  17. 2009 September 18 7:44 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I won’t get into it tonight, but many Christians look at RH as a candidate for the rapture of the church. Some believe it is a time which neither the day or the hour is known (where the RH comes into play) or a specific number of gentiles who must be saved. RH typically gets the church antsy.

  18. 2009 September 18 7:46 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    I’ve always heard people say that was passover time. But, maybe that is a time of deliverance of the Jews, only.

    What do I know, I’m a goya. heh. And a happy one.

  19. 2009 September 18 7:49 pm
    JustMary permalink

    The thing is, no one really knows, it is just that RH literally means neither the day or the hour is known, which is why the shofar is not blown on the last day, to keep satan guessing. It depends on whether or not your take on it is literal- description of date wise, or if you really think it could happen any day of the year.

  20. 2009 September 18 8:00 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Here is good read for you on RH, meaning, customs, foods, etc.

  21. 2009 September 18 8:02 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Zola Levitt did a very good break down and description of why he thought and believed that Jesus would come back (rapture) for the church on RH. The come back 7 years later on Yom Kippur (the day of judgement).

    As a very good friend of mine (has taught sunday school for over 35 years) once told me – the old testament is shadows of what is to come while the New Testament is fulfillment of the Old. The old testament holy days have corresponding new testament holy days except Rosh Hashan, Yom Kippur and Feast of Booths. Many christians believe that RH is for the rapture, YM for the day of judgment and I forget what FB is for.

  22. 2009 September 18 8:07 pm
    JustMary permalink

    What Jack Kelley has to say on the fall feasts of Israel.

    *I read his new entries every Sunday since we are in between churches right now. Hoping to find the right one soon.

  23. 2009 September 18 8:15 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Any one fool enough to try to predict the day of Christ’s return deserves scorn. We should live every day as the day of Christ’s return. (Easy for me to say, what)

  24. 2009 September 18 8:16 pm
    JustMary permalink

    But of course, RP.

  25. 2009 September 18 8:17 pm
    JustMary permalink

    88 reasons the rapture will happen in 88 is reason enough to stay away from predictions. 😉

  26. 2009 September 18 11:28 pm
    lisab permalink


    it is also talk like a pirate day my mateys

  27. 2009 September 19 12:11 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    yo ho, it’s that saucy wench Lisab.

  28. 2009 September 19 5:09 am
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Them Democrats be getting their black spot soon enough laddies, and that be the truth, by Billy Bones’ beard, say I.

    We’ll keel haul em this time, an’ not leave ’em on the beaches to starve as before. Dead men tell no tales, say I.


  29. 2009 September 19 5:19 am
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    An’ them Republicans be a scurvy lot. If they be winnin’, they better not be wastin time countin loot for themselves and livin like kings.

    They better be chartin a course for the constitution with all the sail they can muster, or they’ll be going straight to the bottom again as before. Not an ounce of rum’s to be wasted on em.

    The dogs.

  30. 2009 September 19 6:39 am
    fedupartist permalink

    Cheers Eph.

    Enjoy your holiday.

    Keep up the good fight.

  31. 2009 September 19 8:02 am
    mulletover permalink

    Arrrrgh. I wager the right mate has the blood of a pirate coursin thru his veins, and most likely, the blood of his enemies on his blade.

    Talks a good fight, but will he walk the plank in two ought ten.


  32. 2009 September 19 8:03 am
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    And to Davy Jones’ locker with em. And good riddance be that.

  33. 2009 September 19 9:58 am
    MFG permalink

    MO 31


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