Under Mosaic Law the nation of Israel was instructed to observe several holy days, one of which is called the “Feast of Trumpets” (Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:1-6). Today, the “Feast of Trumpets” is known asRosh Hashanah, which means “Head of the Year.” It marks the beginning of the Jewish civil calendar. In this morning’s lesson, we will consider how this ancient holy day, which came to be associated with the new year, can help us to have the best year ever.
23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 ‘Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the Lord.’”