The New Year
The Days of Awe begin with Rosh HaShana, which literally translates to "head of the year". Rosh HaShana falls on the first of Tishrei (during the fall in either September or October). It is a wonderful time to be with friends and family with wonderful foods. Some common foods found on Rosh HaShana are apples dipped in honey, challah (made round), pomegranates.
Rosh HaShana marks the birthday of the world. This is the day that the Lord created the world!
It is common to hear the shofar blown every day during the ten day period between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. It is the alarm that sounds to tell us the Days of Awe have begun.
In traditional Judaism, this is the time of year for repentance. It is a time to heal wounds so that God will look favorably on us and inscribe us in the Book of Life for another year.
But we who know Yeshua as our Messiah have received forgiveness for our sins and our names are inscribed in the Book of Life EVERY DAY, EVERY YEAR! We live a lifestyle of repentance and a lifestyle of forgiveness every day.