Israel: Days of Awe

September 9, 2017

By Carrie Hart
Special to Acts News NetworkDAYS OF AWE WWALL

The ancient Hebrew sound of the shofar, heard in Israel and throughout Jewish communities worldwide, marks the beginning of the fall feasts of Israel.

Starting with the Feast of Trumpets, which is also celebrated as the Jewish civil New Year (Rosh Hashanah) it signals the future coming of the Messiah both to Jews and Christians alike.

During the 10 “days of awe” that will culminate on Yom Kippur, Israel’s Day of Atonement, orthodox Jews engage in soul-searching and repent for their personal sins.

Yom Kippur is the most holy day of the year and the streets are quiet. Many Jewish people spend the day fasting and praying. It’s a time when the whole house of Israel repents of corporate sins before the God of their forefathers.

Following Yom Kippur is the Feast of Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. For seven days Israelis reflect on God’s goodness as well as pray for protection in increasingly perilous times.

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