5773 Jewish Calendar Year (240 Dropped in 135 AD) = 2012 - 2013
Mon. 17 September 2012 Rosh HaShanah - Feast of Trumpets
Wed. 26 September 2012 Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement
Mon. 1 October 2012 Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles
Mon. 8 October 2012 First Day of Simcha Torah
Tue. 9 October 2012 Simcha Torah - Joy of Torah
Sun. 9 December 2012 Chanukah - Feast of Lights
Sun. 24 February 2013 Purim
Tue. 26 March 2013 Pesach - Passover Next Day Unleavened Bread 3rd Day First Fruits
Sun. 7 April 2013 Yom HaSho’ah - Holocaust Rememberance
Mon. 15 April 2013 Yom HaAtzma’ut - Israel Independence Day
Sun. 28 April 2013 Lag B’Omer - 33rd day in Counting to Pentecost
Wed. 15 May 2013 Shavuot - Pentecost
Tue. 16 July 2013 Tisha B’Av - 9th of Av
THE DAYS OF TESHUVAH (Return or Repentance):
On Elul 1(August or September - 6 months after Passover, which is the first month of Abib). This starts 30 days before the Feast of Trumpets. Feast of Trumpets is Tshri 1 (7th Month - September or October - in the 7th month. Remember Passover is in Abib, or Nissan, the first month) The days of Teshuvah, or days of Repentance, ends Tshri 10 - on Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement, (total of 40 days). The 40 days of Teshuvah, is a time of returning and repenting before The LORD. During those 40 days, and especially the last 10, and most particularly the LAST day of Yom Kippur, we prepare our heart by seeking forgiveness, through repentance. The last 10 days - the 10 days starting wth the Feast of Trumpets and ending with the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, are known as the Days of Awe.
DAY OR FEAST OF TRUMPETS (Rosh HaShanah or Yom Teruach) Num 29:1; Lev 23:23-25:
On Tishri 1. Rosh HaShanah means "head of the year." According to Jewish tradition, on this day the gates of heaven are opened, (Rev 3:7-11). Tradition has it as the anniversary of the creation of the world and the beginning of the Kingdom of HaShem (God), Adam and Eve were created, the flood waters dried up, Enoch was taken by the LORD; Sarah, Rachel, and Samuel were conceived, Joseph was freed from prison by Pharaoh, forced labor of Hebrews in Egypt ended, Job contracted leprosy, the start of sacrifices on the altar built by Ezra. According to Jewish tradition all of those events happened on Tishri 1. The Feast of Trumpets is celebrated by blowing trumpets (shofar) 100 times to announce the setting up of The LORD's eternal court.
The sounding of the shofar reminds us of the binding of Isaac by his father Abraham, and we too must be willing to make such sacrifices. On this day we reaffirm our acceptance of The LORD as our King, and He judges all of His human creatures on this day and decides on their fate in the coming year. It is the first month of the new civil year. These 10 days are called the Days of Awe or High Holy Days. This was also the time to bring all of your tithe (10th) for the poor, widows, orphans, and the Levite priest who have no inheritance. Over these 10 days the wheat will be brought in on the threshing floor and separated from the chaff. This 2-day feast comes AT A DAY AND HOUR NO MAN KNOWS and you are not required to go up to the temple on this day. a. This is the day set up to remember the blowing of trumpets when the great sign appeared in the heavens of the announcement of Yeshua’s birth (Lion of Judah), which the Chaldean astronomers had been watching, and waiting for, for over four hundred years, (Rev.12:1-2). b. Will be the announcement of Yeshua’s second coming and the Resurrection of the Saints, (IThess 4:16,17). c. Will be the end of Jacob’s trouble, (Jer 30:7). d. Will be the end of first Gog Magog War at the start of the millennial reign of King Yeshua.
DAY OF ATONEMENT (Yom Kippur) Lev 16:29; 23:26-32:
On Tishri 10. Will end the 70th week of Daniel 9, and the culmination of the prophecy of Daniel. It is the final day of the 10 Days of Awe. This is the most solemn and holy day in the Jewish year and is spent Fasting, Praying, and Confession of Sins. Yom Kippur is the only REQUIRED FAST day of the year, in the Holy Bible. Yom Kippur is the day the chaff was burned up on the threshing floor on the temple mount, and this is the day the gates of heaven are closed, (Rev 3:7-11), and those who are not atoned for, will be judged. According to ancient Jewish tradition, this is the day when the sealing angel of Ezekiel 9, Rev 7:2-3, and Rev 9:4, is sent forth to seal the people of God. a. Originally this was the only day of the year, that the high priest could enter the veil, into the Holy of Holies, to make atonement for the sins of the nation, by sacrificing an animal and placing 7 drops of blood on the east end of the top of the ark of the covenant, or mercy seat. b. This was the day the transfiguration took place with Moses and Elijah, representing the Torah and the Prophets, and the day Yeshua’s ministry was confirmed after the order of Melchizedek. c. This also may be the day of the abomination and desolation, when the ANTICHRIST will STOP the OBLATION Altar. God will judge every human heart, regarding if it is like the Holy Spirit filled apostles, who would risk their life, twice a day, every day, AFTER Pentecost, to show RESPECT for the OBLATION Altar - OR - like the antichrist, who wants the OBLATION altar Stopped. (Dan 11:31, 12:11; Mt 24:15, Mk 13:14). d. Will be Judgment Day, or the Day of the Lord, (2Pet 3:10-13; Matt 25:31-34; 2Cor 5:10). e. The day Satan will be locked away for one thousand years.