1-2 Tishrei (Sept.21-22) Rosh HaShana, Day of Judgment for the whole
creation and the "head" of the year 5778. Let's get off
to a good start! The Tashlich "to the water" afternoon
ceremony on Thursday.
3 Tishrei (Sept.23) Shabbat Ha'azinu; Shabbat Shuvah: Torah Reading:
Deut. 32:1-52. Haftorah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 and Joel 2:15-27.
4 Tishrei (Sept.24) Fast of Gedaliah, delayed from Shabbat.
10 Tishrei (Sept.29-30) Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and of oneness
with G-d. This year the fast falls on Shabbat and so is from candlelighting
Friday night till nightfall Saturday. It is customary to partake of
two festive meals on the eve of Yom Kippur (in this case on Friday)
and after the end of the fast. According to tradition, the festive
meal after the conclusion of the fast brings down blessing for one's
financial success for the entire new year.
14-21 Tishrei (Oct.5-22) Sukkot. Spend as much time in the Sukkah
as possible. Shake the four species each weekday. Keep the faith!
21 Tishrei (Oct.17) Hoshanah Rabba: (The next stage in the process
that began on Rosh HaShana -- the delivery of judgment) In many communities
it is a custom to stay up learning Torah and reciting psalms all night.
22 Tishrei (Oct.12) Shemini Atzeret--Simchat Torah, The "Prayer
[Outside of Israel Simchat Torah is celebrated the next day.] Completion
of annual Torah-reading cycle. Dance in honor and joy of the Torah.
Torah Reading: Deut. 33:1-34:12 (the end! of The Five Books), Gen.
1:1-2:3. Haftorah: Joshua 1.
23 Tishrei (Oct.13) Simchat Torah outside of Israel
24 Tishrei (Oct.13-14) Shabbat Bereishit, Torah Reading: Gen. 1:1-6:8.
Haftorah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10. Also Shabbat Mevarchim- blessing
of the New Month
25 Tishrei (Oct.16) The Yahrzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of
Berdichev known as 'the Advocate of the Jewish People".
30 Tishrei (Oct. 20) First day of Rosh Chodesh Mar Cheshvan
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MAY YOU HAVE A GOOD, HAPPY AND SWEET NEW YEAR!