Rosh Hashanah

Question: What is Feast of Trumpets? Yom Teruah is the Hebrew name for the Feast of Trumpets which is translated “day of shouting/blasting.”  This feast commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of self-examination and repentance that ends with Yom Kippur. The shofar should be blown on Feast of Trumpets which is intended to call the listener to awaken from his sin and beware of the coming judgment.  This is a time to look back at the mistakes of the past year and plan to make changes for the next year. It is a day of prayer, a time to ask the Almighty to grant us a year of peace, prosperity and blessing. But it is also a joyous day when we proclaim יהוה King of the Universe. 

Question: When do you celebrate the Feast of Trumpets?

YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH.

Numbers 29:1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month (Rosh Hashanah), you will have a sacred convocation; you will do no ordinary work: it is a day of blowing the shofar for you. 2 And you will offer a burnt offering as a sweet savor to ליהוה. C-MATS

Question: What commandments were given for the Feast of Trumpets?

YOU SHOULD REST ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS. YOU SHOULD NOT WORK ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS.

Leviticus 23:24 Speak to the Children of Israel saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you will have a Sabbath (Feast of Trumpets), a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a sacred convocation. 25 You will do no ordinary work: but you will offer an offering made by fire to ליהוה. C-MATS

YOU SHOULD SOUND THE SHOFAR ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS.

Question: What is a shofar? The shofar is an instrument that makes a trumpet-like sound. It is usually made from a hollowed-out ram’s horn, but it can also be made from the horn of a sheep or goat or any kosher animal. 

Numbers 29:1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month (Rosh Hashanah), you will have a sacred convocation; you will do no ordinary work: it is a day of blowing the shofar for you. 2 And you will offer a burnt offering as a sweet savor to ליהוה. C-MATS

YOU SHOULD GIVE A VOLUNTARY OFFERING TO ELOHIM ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS.

Leviticus 23:24 Speak to the Children of Israel saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you will have a Sabbath (Feast of Trumpets), a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a sacred convocation. 25 You will do no ordinary work: but you will offer an offering made by fire to ליהוה. C-MATS