As It Should Be

Rosh Hashanah - table set up

During dinner on Sunday night I was struck with this sense that everything was “as it should be”. Sunday night was the 1st of Tishri, which as many of you know was Rosh Hashanah. In the last few years we’ve spent a lot of our time hosting parties where we teach people about the feasts, but this year we’ve really felt to keep things simpler, and smaller.

Of course, I dedicate a large amount of time teaching people about the feasts, so this was in no way about giving up on the calling to teach – just more about the calling to prioritise family.

In years past we have hosted events in which we invite many people – most are people who don’t currently celebrate the feasts, or people who are new to it. And because most people there don’t know how things work there inevitably ends up being some sort of short teaching time. This is perfectly fine of course, and I LIKE teaching people, and this is in no way a burden, BUT this year we did it differently.

We did all our teaching in the lead up to Rosh Hashanah (both teaching and encouraging others, but also teaching and leading our children), and so when Rosh Hashanah rolled around, instead of teaching anyone about it, we just did it. And I thought, THIS is living. THIS is just how it should be.

Honouring my creator, enjoying Him, celebrating Him, and spending time with my family. It makes my heart sing!

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rosh hashanah decorations - main piece

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