The 7th month of the Jewish calendar (Tishrei) is full of Holy Observances that Israel holds dear to their hearts. / Ethanim Is early namefor  seventh month of the Jewish year (1 Kings 8:2). The word is said to be of Phoenician origin and signifies "perennial," referring to living streams. It corresponds to September-October called Tisri after the Exile. 


Rosh Hashanah (New Year) starts on the first day of Tishrei which should be the 9th of September (2010) depending on the Rosh Chodesh (lasts unto the 10th/ 2 days) when one compares the Jewish calendar to the English. This marks the beginning of the High Holy Days and is also known as the Civil New Year. (day of rememberance Leviticus 23:24-25)


- This symbolizes The renewing of ones walk with YHVH as they look forward to the coming year and take in harvests. (traditionally its said that at this time "Judgements are pronounced") since Tishrei is seen as a time of purification and repentance its held by many that there will come effects in the coming year for how one observes these Holy days.


Some observances:

* Blowing of the shofar (trumpets)

* Prayer

* Tashlikh- Action symbolizing casting away sin (REPENTANCE) into the depths as to be cleansed from them through a relationship with YHVH. This is often done by standing near, in or over waters and casting objects off your person into the waters (streams, lakes, rivers, oceans). (Example: some take bread and cast it into the waters, other empty objects out of their pockets (they may have placed there such as coins or something heavy that will sink). Is.43:25 / Micah 7:19/ Jer.50:20 / Psalm 103:12

* a Mikveh isnt a bad idea to consider at these times (a cleansing of water)




From Rosh Hashanah (9th) to Yom Kippur (18th) the days are known as The Ten Days Of Repentance! The third day (11th) is embraced as a Shabbat (sabbath) between Rosh Hashana and Yom Yippur (a time of fasting /discipline) yet all ten days are a time to seperate yourself from such things as bad fruits, strife, debate, ...... During these days one is encouraged to stay in constant communication with YHVH (Praise, Repentance) and also seek to forgive one another of debts, transgressions, and strifes.



Yom Kippur (18th of September)

While it is held by many that the book of life is opened on Rosh Hashanah it is also thought that it is closed on Yom Kippur. (judgement inacted) This is to say that certain doors may have been opened or closed in the upcoming year, (however I serve The One who is always capable of opening and closing doors)! According to that same theology the 7th day of Sukkot is also a time thats is seen as a type of line in which God makes tremendous changes according to seeds and obsticles of the upcoming year. (Sabbath of Sabbaths)

Some Observance:

* Repentance/ reflect

* Fasting

* Bathing

* Prayer services (5 main)/ (Tallit) 

* study of The Word

* sprinkleing/ annointing



SUKKOT (Feasts of Tabernacles / Deut. 16:13)

lasts 7 days (sunset to sunset)/ 7= spiritual completeness/ ussually consists of Yeshua's date of birth! One of the Three pilgramage festivals in which would only make sense that The apostels would have partaken of The Lord's Table ("communion") at this time as well as at Passover and Pentecost. (Many on this site partake of The LORD's table according to different calendars and set aside days.)


29th- Birth of Yeshua! Luke 1 (3)  ..

Sukkot is a time to show thanks(giving) for Harvests! Ex.23:16


Some observances:

* Residing in BOOTHs (tents) - temporary dwellings used as centers of daily living for 7 days (gatherings, eatting, /sleeping)/ dwelling - Immanuel

* Prayers (Hallel, Mussaf/ Chol Hamoed)

* blessings over food /and other symbols of tHe coming of Messiah such as closed palm fronze

* Feasts! (fruits and veggies)

* Reciting the Law (Deut.31:10-11)


The connection between Sukkot and the Temple was not lost on the prophets. Zechariah’s description of the messianic era, which is the haftarah for first day of Sukkot, focuses on the universal temple worship within the framework of Sukkot, proclaiming that those members of all nations who have survived the period of destruction that will precede the messianic era will unite to serve God and come to the Jerusalem Temple to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot (Zech. 14:14-17). The temple was dedicated on Sukkot (1 Kings 8 / 2 Chr. 7)  1 Kings 8:2 recounts how Solomon intentionally dedicated his newly built Temple during the holiday of Sukkot, thereby imbuing the nationalistic meaning that Sukkot already held for the Israelites with renewed significance. Similarly, in Ezra 3:4 the Second Temple was dedicated on Sukkot, and in Nehemiah 8:18, the celebration over the completion of the wall and the public reading of the Torah ends with a Sukkot celebration. (The flesh of Christ is the temple of G-d and again he was born durring Sukkot). The prophet Haggai exhorts the people on the twenty-first of the seventh month (the last day of Sukkot) not to despair about the state of the Second Temple, because God promises that it will eventually be even greater than the first (Hag. 2:1-9).

This was the first sacrid observance resumed after Babylonian captivity (Ez.3:2-4 / Neh.8:13-17/ Lev.23:40-44)


Rev.4:11 and everyday and way one Praises YHVH is good, so I encourage others to consider their own observances according to what has been and shall be revealed unto them.

May you find comfort and strength in Adonai


*The spiritual year, or sacred year starts with Nisan.

*The civil year or "civil calendar" is determined from Tishri.

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Tishrei called Ethanim in 1 Kings 8:2 Sounds of the shofar (trumps).

Tekiah: 1 long blast/ is the sound of the King's coronation
Shevarium: 3 short blasts/ is the sobbing cry of a believers heart in repentance, yearning for a closer (ongoing) walk with YHVH.
Tervah: rapid series (of 9)/ Alarm of awareness! A wake up call! Stressing of importance of where one is spiritually and where are they going. The sequence of the shofar blowing is thus tekiah, shevarim-teruah, tekiah; tekiah, shevarim, tekiah; tekiah, teruah, and then a final blast of "tekiah gedolah".


24Speak to the children of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first of the month, it shall be a Sabbath for you, a remembrance of [Israel through] the shofar blast a holy occasion. כדדַּבֵּ֛ר אֶל־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לֵאמֹ֑ר בַּחֹ֨דֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֜י בְּאֶחָ֣ד לַחֹ֗דֶשׁ יִֽהְיֶ֤ה לָכֶם֙ שַׁבָּת֔וֹן זִכְר֥וֹן תְּרוּעָ֖ה מִקְרָא־קֹֽדֶשׁ:
25You shall not perform any work of labor, and you shall offer up a fire offering to the Lord. כהכָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֣א תַֽעֲשׂ֑וּ וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֥ם אִשֶּׁ֖ה לַֽיהֹוָֽה:
26And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: כווַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־משֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר:
27But on the tenth of this seventh month, it is a day of atonement, it shall be a holy occasion for you; you shall afflict yourselves, and you shall offer up a fire offering to the Lord. כזאַ֡ךְ בֶּֽעָשׂ֣וֹר לַחֹ֩דֶשׁ֩ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֨י הַזֶּ֜ה י֧וֹם הַכִּפֻּרִ֣ים ה֗וּא מִקְרָא־קֹ֨דֶשׁ֙ יִֽהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֔ם וְעִנִּיתֶ֖ם אֶת־נַפְשֹֽׁתֵיכֶ֑ם וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֥ם אִשֶּׁ֖ה לַֽיהֹוָֽה:
28You shall not perform any work on that very day, for it is a day of atonement, for you to gain atonement before the Lord, your God. כחוְכָל־מְלָאכָה֙ לֹ֣א תַֽעֲשׂ֔וּ בְּעֶ֖צֶם הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה כִּ֣י י֤וֹם כִּפֻּרִים֙ ה֔וּא לְכַפֵּ֣ר עֲלֵיכֶ֔ם לִפְנֵ֖י יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם:
29For any person who will not be afflicted on that very day, shall be cut off from its people. כטכִּ֤י כָל־הַנֶּ֨פֶשׁ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹֽא־תְעֻנֶּ֔ה בְּעֶ֖צֶם הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה וְנִכְרְתָ֖ה מֵֽעַמֶּֽיהָ:
30And any person who performs any work on that very day I will destroy that person from amidst its people. לוְכָל־הַנֶּ֗פֶשׁ אֲשֶׁ֤ר תַּֽעֲשֶׂה֙ כָּל־מְלָאכָ֔ה בְּעֶ֖צֶם הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה וְהַֽאֲבַדְתִּ֛י אֶת־הַנֶּ֥פֶשׁ הַהִ֖וא מִקֶּ֥רֶב עַמָּֽהּ:     

.................. Those who don’t humble themselves on Yom Kippur (Day of atonement) are cut off.......

Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 1:1
(1) The four new years are: On the first of Nisan, the new year for the kings and for the festivals; On the first of Elul, the new year for the tithing of animals; Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Shimon say, on the first of Tishrei. On the first of Tishrei, the new year for years, for the Sabbatical years and for the Jubilee years and for the planting and for the vegetables. On the first of Shevat, the new year for the trees according to the words of the House of Shammai; The House of Hillel says, on the fifteenth thereof.


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