The fall of the year is the time of the Holidays of Rosh Hoshana, 10 days of Awe, Yom Kipper, and Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot! Below are some videos and information about each one.
ROSH HOSHANA: The “HEAD” of the year is a time of looking ahead, searching the heart and making sure the heart is right with God and ones fellow man. Shofars are blown and a time of introspection and seeking God is begun. It is the desire of the heart to be included in God’s Book of Life. The Jew believes it is for the new year that they are entered into the book. As believers in Jesus we know that our acceptance of His sacrifice for us ensures that we are entered into the Book of Life for all eternity! Apples and Honey are eaten to symbolize the sweet things that the new year will hold. Then in preparations for Yom Kipper or Day of Atonement there are 10 days of Awe which includes repentance and making things right with anyone that you have wronged.
YOM KIPPER: This solemn day follows the “Ten days of Awe” and is a rejoicing in the forgiveness of sin and the atonement of God for the sins that have been repented of during the time of Teshuvah. It is a fast day and worshipers wear white to stand or the purity that is now in place because sin has been repented of and forgiven. At evening the fast is broken and there is rejoicing as all join in a meal together.
FEAST OF TABERNACLES OR SUKKOT-A time of rejoicing and remembering that God dwells with us in all circumstances of life. Temporary dwellings called sukkahs are built and dwelt in. There is dancing and feasting and being glad for all that that the harvest has brought. Learn more by watching the video below.
PART OF SUKKOT IS A WONDERFUL VISUAL AID!
SHEMINI ATZERET OR THE LATTER RAIN-Also a time God said to Tarry. It is the 8th day after the week long celebration of Sukkot! Myra Mansfield takes us back to this time during the life of Jesus!