10 facts and tips for Rosh Hashanah (print and bring to Shul).

 

  1. Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of the 6th day of creation and the birth, sin and punishment of Adam.
  2. The goal of the day is to establish G-d as the true King of the world.
  3. The Shofar has major symbolism for us to remember
    1. Hashem blew the Shofar at Sinai by the giving of Torah
    2. Hashem will blow a Shofar when Moshiach comes (see where we have been and where we are going)
    3. The Shofar is an alarm to wake us up from our spiritual slumber
    4.  The Shofar reminds us of the Akeida and the Ram that was caught by the horns
  4. We are being judged as individuals and as a community
  5. We are being judged by our actions last year and how they project forward for next year. Good trend lines can help!
  6. All of our fortune (good and bad) is being decided for the next year.
    1. That includes, health, wealth, peace and more.
  7. We have the opportunity to make a spiritual leap beyond the normal incremental steps.
  8. Keep in mind long term and short term goals
  9. We should finish Rosh Hashanah feeling spiritually stronger than we started.
  10. The Goal isn’t Shul, the goal is self improvement and evaluation. Shul is a tool.

BONUS. “We are asking Hashem to be inscribed in the book of life, in order that we have more opportunities to keep the Torah and do Mitzvos”

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