Here is a short article from USA Today explaining this holiday.
I have previous posts from a year ago explaining more.
Shanna Tovah ,
Congratulations to my dear friend Barzilai!!! He has officially converted to Orthodox Judaism in Israel! He will share his experiences when he can. He is very happy!!!
Please congratulate him on Twitter @barzilai_k
I'm finally cleaning up this post. I have had partial posts posted!
As I tweeted out before, Barzilai has bought tickets to Israel for this fall! He is very happy and is going to convert to Orthodox Judaism! I have asked him to document his journey for us.
Barzilai bought roundtrip tickets, but the way his supernatural experience with being in the Jewish Awakening who knows what will happen next?!
Barzilai is hoping to write a book about our experiences on the Jewish Awakening. We are still in the process, and have helped each other through this unique chapter in our lives.
I have not converted, but have visited Jewish Temples and have read a lot online.
At this point I do not feel the same about Christianity and am not led to convert to Judaism. I am still seeking G-d as where he/she wants me? I know that the Jewish Awakening is out of my hands and I am just a small piece of something powerful that is to come. You don't choose to be part of it.
It can be upsetting, because G-d gives you the truth of who you are, but without clear directions for you personally. History is upsetting enough, then to deal with the current life circumstances especially if you are already a Christian or other religion. I am just waiting for G-d's next move. I have already responded.
G-d is having a lot of people wait. Barzilai is finally getting movement by converting this fall. He had to wait a few years. At least G-d is giving us the heads up that something is going to happen and to be ready. Whether that's making Aliya or working with Christian organizations to help.
Barzilai and I feel strongly that Jews and Christians should keep building their bond of friendship. Its important to help each other, especially in these end times. I pray that love and understanding can grow between both of my spiritual families like a beautiful garden in full bloom.
This is part 1 of the documentary. I saw part 2 first and it was interesting. I will watch this later.
A history of a play write that had gotten accused of being Jewish during the Spanish Inquisition. He was a social activist with his pen as his weapon. More history about Jews coming out from hiding. This is an interesting video showing culture and how cryptos have adjusted to avoid persecutions. This video was taken it looks in the 70s, now unfortunely anti-semitism has increased in Europe.
At times I pray to ask G-d when to remove some of these european videos for the safety of the participants. My Jewish friend in Spain told me his rabbi recommended to not wear Jewish attire publicly for safety.
Christians please remember that Jesus was a Jewish man from a Jewish family. I have visited temples, met Jews and they are good people. They want to be blessings for their communities and are great citizens.
I have listened to their teachings and the scriptures are the same. Their teachings remind me of Jesus teachings. Christianityand Judaism is very similiar in teachings, especially to do good in the world.
I see the bridge of friendship and respect become stronger daily between Christians and Jews. Bless Heshem!
Here is a link to a short video about traditional foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah with explaination. This is for the Jewish New Year which lands on a different date than the secular New Year due to being on the lunar calendar.
To make it easier to keep track of the Jewish holidays there are cell phone apps thst have the dates. Also you can google the holiday. Make sure to google the year along with the holiday when searching.
Watch "It's Rosh Hashanah- Happy Jewish New Year!"
Another article by Reconnector. It mentions the large amount of emails from people experiencing the Jewish Awakening. It was also stated in this article about a new movie coming out in 2017. A storyline of a little Jewish boy who was forced to convert to Catholic.
Also that they are still bringing awareness to the importance of the lost and forgotten dispersed that want to connect with Jewish people.
You know my view on this. Not all people in the Jewish Awakening want to convert, especially to the strict orthodox religion. Where is our acceptance from the Jewish government and people?
Video about Steven Spielberg making the movie:
Video explanation by a Rabbi of the history of the kidnapping:
A conference to gather more data of the dispersed. It is another step in the right direction that more people actually care about the dispersed and are putting gorth time and effort. It will help those trying to trace their heritage.
To be realistic, many dispersed do not have records and have changed names that can not be traced to any Jewish heritage. Thats what happens when you hide well and over time with intermarriages.
Its one thing to gind out for yourself, and your family. Its another subject to have to prove your heritage to dome one else or a government. I hope a day will come when the dispersed will be accepted by just DNA tests. It gets annoying to some of us when anyone expects proof. G-d and DNA tests had to prove it to me. I did not believe it myself.
How many people would make up having Jewish heritage with anti-semitism still around? How many people would want to move to Israel if they are safe in the great USA, or other good country, unless it would be for G-d moving them to do so?
Why expect grandchildren of crypto Jews to convert to Orthodox to be taken seriously? To some grandchildren of crypto Jews this is insulting. Why can't the Jews accept us where we are and who we are?
I can tell you, we are different in the inside and may be another religion on the outside. Some of us even love Jesus! We consist of all religions! Yet we are different on the inside! We love Adonia in our own way. G-d is dealing with us in our own private way.
I've stepped out some, but it is an internal issue.
Some of us are converting to different sects of Judaism, and some of us are not. Its a sensitive subject and unless you are in the Jewish Awakening you have no idea what its like!!!
What i can tell you is that it can be a strong moving experience and supernatural to some. Its something that is bigger than I can imagine and G-d is very serious about it.
Here is the conference link: http://reconectar.co/sitemap.php?article=57b9519547665