Tishrei / תִּשְׁרִי

Moon of Gathering (September/October)It is the month where we gather our families, tribe, ancestors, and final harvest before winter. Want to share this page? Use short link: https://bit.ly/devotaj-tishrei Basics Linear Month: 1 Torah Month: 7 Season: Autumn Holidays:  Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah Offerings1:: Sweet Foods, Lulav & Etrog, Water Element2: Air…

Tishrei: Talking to the Dead on Sukkot

Tishrei, the official head of the Jewish year is chock full of holidays. We have Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the Days of Awe, during which is also the Autumnal Equinox. Then we have Sukkot, Hoshanah Rabba, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah. This is the time of the year, where we take stock and look…

Shofar: Symbol of Tishrei

The shofar is not only a symbol we all associate with Tishrei, but it’s also a symbol of Judaism.  Many of us only think about the shofar at the High Holy days, but in ancient times it was used regularly in religious rites. Blow the shofar at the new moon, at the full moon for…

Ephraim: Tribe of Tishrei

The tribe most commonly associated with the month of Tishrei is Ephraim. Ephraim is not a son of Jacob, but a son of Joseph. He is “adopted” by Jacob in Genesis 48:5, and they are given birth-right blessings. In a moment that reminds of Jacob stealing the birthright from his own older brother Esau, Jacob gives…