Feast of Trumpets
Head of the Year
The biblical holiday originated as the “memorial of the blowing trumpets” (Leviticus 23:23-25), a holy gathering. Today it is observed as the Head of the Year because according to tradition, God created the world on this day.
Since Rosh Hashanah originated as the memorial of blowing of trumpets, the shofar plays an important role. Among other things it symbolizes, according to the rabbis, God’s kingship and the coming of the Messianic Age.
It is the beginning of the ten days of awe, which close on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. During these ten days we pray and ask the Holy Spirit to search our hearts and show us what areas in our lives we need to change to have a closer walk with God.
We blow the shofar to help us remember to make T’shuvah, repent and turn back to God in all areas of our lives. We blow the shofar to remember the resurrection; to remember that God is King, and when Yeshua returns he will be King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
We blow the shofar to remind us to warn others about the judgment that is coming and their need to come to faith in Messiah Yeshua.
Yom T’ruah begins Sunday September 29 at sundown