JD: Let me talk to you about the Jewish Feasts days. They are God given and very special for the Jewish people aren’t they?
SH: Yes they are Jimmy and happy holidays to you. 5781 that alone is something we can talk about. But yes the fall feasts are extremely important. Rosh Hashanah kicks off the civil New Year, it’s significant. Jewish people are thinking about their past year and then they’ll be thinking about Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and of course Tabernacle. So yes this is a very important time on the Jewish calendar.
JD: Well let’s do exactly what you have suggested. Tell us why we look at the New Year for the Jewish people as 5781 why not 2020?
SH: In Judaism talking about the Jewish Scriptures there’s so many things that we’re able to observe from them and then learn. 5781 is the Jewish view of how old the Earth is. When they go to worship on Rosh Hashanah they will acknowledge that yes it’s the year of 5781. So Biblical Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism both teach that the Earth is young.
Secondly, shofars are involved and the sounding of the shofar which is a really important and significant and Biblical thing. You have the blowing of the shofar which reminds the Jewish people talks about the Messiah, a future Messiah. And wait a minute we have to take inventory of our life because Messiah is soon coming. Again that’s an Orthodox Biblical view where Liberal Jewish people will acknowledge just by their presence at a Rosh Hashanah service. There’s this stress between the Biblical and traditional Jewish teaching and the practice of Jewish people and their actually beliefs. It’s a really interesting tension that to me has always been worth pursuing because its worth a conversation and Jewish people will talk about it.
JD: Steve Herzig helping us to see what we learn from the first of the fall Jewish Feasts, Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year and the Feast of Trumpets.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
The Jewish New Year is 5781 revealing that the Jews believe God created the Heavens, the Earth and all that is in them some 5781 years ago. On the same day of the Jewish New Year is the Feast of Trumpets which speaks of the coming Messiah who will come the second time on a future Feast of Trumpets, that’s Matthew 24:29-31.