Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Today Is a Day of Awe

Sundown today marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, a "day of awe" in the Jewish Calendar. Wikipedia explains:
This holiday is the first of the Yamim Noraim (Hebrew, "Days of Awe"), the most solemn days of the Jewish year; the Yamim Noraim are preceded by the month of Elul, during which Jews are supposed to begin a self-examination and repentance, a process that culminates in the ten days of the Yamim Noraim known as Asseret Yemei Teshuva - The Ten Days of Repentance, beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with the holiday of Yom Kippur.
This day is also called "The Feast of Trumpets."

I think, as an act of solidarity with our ancestors of the Old Covenant and with Hebrew Catholics who still highly regard the Jewish Calendar, it is good for us learn more about these Jewish holy days, in the very least, so that we can be conversant with any Jews that we may happen to meet throughout our daily lives. Conversion to Jesus Christ simply cannot take place in any of our encounters with Jews if we do not even respect them enough to learn a little bit about their spirituality. And yes, the Jews must be converted.

Here are some links to aid you in that regard: Pax Christi,
phatcatholic

3 comments:

Laura H. said...

A young lady (my age) that I regard as a good friend of mine is Jewish. It's actually a very beautiful faith and I love learning about it.

Nikol said...

That's all fine. What, however, do you think about Obadiah Shoher's criticism pf Rosh Hashanah as aholiday that has nothing to do with New Year? Here, for example http://samsonblinded.org/blog/petty-paganism.htm

phatcatholic said...

Honestly, I don't know what I think. My expertise (if one could call it that) is in Catholicism, not Judaism. The comments made on the post you linked me too look like they may provide you some answers.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you.

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic

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