RasTafari Rosh HaShanah 5775 “Head of the Year”/Sept 24, 2014
YHWH spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. ‘You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to YHWH.’” Leviticus 23:23-25
Rosh HaShanah (רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה) is the Hebrew Ecclesiastical New Year/Cycle based on the lunar observance. The eve of Rosh HaShanah, Wednesday Sept 24th, 2014 (Gregorian Calendar), marks the completion of the Hebrew year 5774 and the commencement of 5775. Being that the luminescence of the moon is a reflection of the light emitted from the sun, from an Ethio-Hebrew perspective, the reason for the Ethiopic New Year (Addis Ahmet), which is based on the solar observance, preceding the Hebrew lunar New Year becomes evident. This logic of the Divine Mind is also revealed through the Bible, as the Beryit Hadashah “New Testament” gives light to the “shadow” types contained in Sefer Ha-Beryit “Torah”. Rosh HaShanah is also referred to as Yowm Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה) “Feast of Trumpets” literally Day of Blasts” also known as “the Day of Calling Up”; biblically it is cited in Leviticus 23:24 as Zikrown Teruah (זִכְרֹון תְּרוּעָה). It is first in the High Holy Days of Yamim Nora’im (יָמִים נוֹרָאִים) “Days of Awe”. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first of Tishrei (תִּשְׁרֵי).
During this time, three important stages of spiritual regarding Repentance (the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, completing our Season of Teshuwbah “repentance” which began on Rosh Hodesh Elul, the eve January 25th, 2014 Gregorian Calendar) unfold: On Rosh Hashanah, Yahweh (The Covenant Name of HaElohim “The Triune GOD” of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob- Whom we recognize to be revealed as Qedamawi Haile Selassie/”1st Power of HaShilush HaQodesh” [הַקָּדוֹשׁ הַשִּׁלּוּשׁ]:”Holy Trinity”:Paniym (פָּנִים)
“Person/Face/Presence” of AB (אָב “The Father” see Isaiah 22:21) “‘opens’ the ‘books’ of judgment” of creation and all mankind starting from each individual person, and in those books it is first “inscribed” what will be decreed, hence the emphasis on the ketibah (כתיבה) “inscribing”. The “judgement” is then “pending” and prayers and repentance are required. Then on Yom Kippur, the judgment is “sealed” or confirmed, hence the emphasis is on the word khatimah (חתימה) “sealed”. But the Heavenly verdict is still not final because there is still an additional chance and hopeful expectation until Sukkot concludes. There is hope that Yahweh will deliver a final good and favorable judgment, thus the blessing we greet each other with is g’mar towb (גמר טוב); literally “ending good!”. Although, we are inscribed in the “Book of Life” Sefer HaKhaiyim (ספר החיים) and recieve bereket (בִּרְכֹת) “blessings”, in this life and life to come, from HaElohim for performing the mitzwah (מִצְוָה) “commandment” for repentance, it must not be discounted that a broken and contrite heart may turn to HaElohim, in and through Iyesus Kristos/Yeshua HaMashiakh the L’Bar Elahiyn (לְבַר־אֱלָהִֽין /The Paniym of the Son-See Daniel 3:25), at any time and to begin living life more abundantly through the Qabalah ( קַבָּלָה) “receiving” of the Ruakh HaQodesh (רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ) “The Holy Spirit” by receiving His Word.
Sefer Ha-Khaiyim “Book of Life”
To further expound, Rosh Hashanah emphasizes the special relationship between HaElohim and humanity: our dependence upon HaElohim as our Creator and Sustainer, and HaElohim’s dependence upon us as the ones who make His presence known and felt in His world. Each year on Rosh Hashanah, “all inhabitants of the world pass before Yahweh like a flock of sheep,” and it is decreed in the heavenly court “who shall live, and who shall die . . . who shall be impoverished, and who shall be prosper; who shall fall and who shall rise.” But this is also the day we proclaim Yahweh, as King of the Universe. The universe is dependent upon the renewal of the divine desire for a world when we accept Yahweh’s kingship, as King: Kings of Kings Melekh Malkhei M’lakhim (מַלְכָּא מֶלֶךְ מַלְכַיָּא) each year on Rosh Hashanah (see Daniel 2:37).
Ethiopic Prayer Link: https://www.ethiopianorthodoxchurch.info/DailyPrayers.html#anchor_94
Concurrently, Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of mankind’s role in HaElohim’s world. Just as we symbolically blow the Shofar with our breath, it is interesting that HaElohim blew His Spirit “Breath” into Adam to give him life. Furthermore, it should be noted that the Amharic word for good is Tiru (ጥሩ). Another significance of the shofar is to recall the Binding of Isaac which also occurred on Rosh Hashanah, in which a ram (A type fulfilled by the ministry and sacrifice of Yeshua HaMashiakh-The second Adam-see I Corinthians 15:45) took Isaac’s place as an offering to HaElohim;.Therefore, as Adam represents man in his fallen state, the Shofar is a call for us to “rise up” in and through Yeshua HaMashiach to the good. One final comment on the Shofar, concerning the Wisdom of Upper and Lower Gebts (ግብጽ)”Egypt” (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH MODERN PSUEDO-EGYPTOLOGY OR UNLEARNT MISINTERPRETATION OF KEMETIAN PHILOSOPHIES-which according to the author’s study is exactly why Yahweh called the Hebrews, the Children of Israel and the mixed multitude out of Egypt), is that of the resemblance of the Shofar a Ram’s Horn (NOT GOATS HORN) to the Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes. ***The subject matter mentioned above requires further study. Being that it is integrally related to the female cycle, it is our sincere hope that the Mothers and Sistren within the RasTafari community will develop a greater interest in bringing forward their research and insight.
Temple at Karnak: Revelations 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Link to Baby Gestation and Jewish Feasts by Servant Leung for further study and analysis:https://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2012/leung109.htm
Excerpt: Israel’s Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah): This day occurred on the first day of the seventh month. Trumpet blasts acknowledged God’s (Yahweh) presence in the land, announced the beginning of the High Holy Days, and signaled God’s finality for the harvest.
Jesus’ (Iyesus/Yeshua) ministry (rapture/resurrection): Jesus will return in the clouds to call the saints (His followers) to His Majesty for eternity. This blessed event will be accompanied by the blast of God’s trumpet and the shouted command to come up to Jesus.
Baby’s development (hearing): At approximately the seventh month of gestation, the baby’s hearing is developed, and he or she could hear the sounds of Jesus’ appearing.