feast of trumpets

Christ in the High Holidays
September 8, 2012

This month, the holiest days of the entire Old Testament calendar will be observed in Jewish communities around the world. They are the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, otherwise known as the High Holidays.* God commanded Israel to have “a holy convocation” on both of these days (Leviticus 23: 24, 27). It […]

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Rosh Hashanah
September 8, 2011

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) begins at sundown Sept 28. However you will not find Rosh Hashanah in the Bible, because there the holiday is referred to as the Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah (pronounced “true-ah”). A couple of years ago, our executive director David Brickner wrote: … Despite the name change [from […]

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A Holiday Reflection: New Beginnings
September 1, 2010

Why celebrate new beginnings? They create a sense of wonder and anticipation of what might be. New beginnings are promising; they give us something to look forward to. Yet they also help us reflect on the past, to thank God for the goodness we have experienced by His hand and to turn from past attitudes […]

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Blow That Trumpet!
September 1, 2009

I am a trumpet player; I grew up practicing, playing and studying to become the best trumpet player I could be. While pursuing a career in orchestral performance at Boston University I was apprehended by God and called into His service. Early on I found many opportunities to play, including my time with the Liberated […]

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Resolutions That Guard Your Heart
September 23, 2005
Author: Susan Perlman

We don’t always know how the resolutions we make may one day guard our hearts—or even our bodies—as I discovered at the Israel in the Garden” celebration in San Francisco. It is amazing how many ways people can make their displeasure known when you are handing out gospel tracts in public, and after some 30 […]

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Shofar
May 5, 1980
Author: Jean Zeller

To those who haven’t heard it, the blast of the shofar is hard to describe in terms other than primitive,” “harsh,” a “bellowing or trumpeting,” and it awakens in the hearer a primitive awareness of a reality beyond himself. It speaks with a commanding, demanding sound. Not a note to comfort, it creates an uneasiness, […]

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