Rev. David Pileggi begins a three-week series on the subject of autumn holidays. Rosh Hashanah is a time of repentance and introspection, opening a period of ten days prior to Yom Kippur in which to get right with God and other people. Yom Kippur is the time to ask forgiveness for sins committed against God. Rosh Hashanah is also a time to blow the trumpets, to wake us up from our spiritual slumber. The blowing of the shofar is also said to confuse the devil. The emphasis of the liturgy in the synagogue is the Kingship of God, acknowledging His victory over all the gods of this world.
Readings: Psalm 115, 1 Thessalonians :1-10, Luke 1:46 -56