A Short Message for the Biblical New Year 5774/2013
Joseph is linked to the Hebrew New Year Day. We pray for the return of the Ten Tribes. On this day everyone and every nation is judged as to how they have met the individual goals set for them by Heaven. Their performance is assessed. We all need to do what we can as we can as well as possible.
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Wednesday Night, September 3, 2013 (30 Tishrei, 5773) is Rosh HaShanah or the Hebrew New Year for the year 5774.
It lasts for two days and this year it is followed immediately by the Sabbath.
Rabbi Reuven Brand ("A Serious Birthday Celebration", Torah To-Go, September 2013) connects Rosh HaShanah to the ultimate release of Joseph from prison.
Joseph was the favorite son of his father, Israel - also known as Jacob (Genesis chapters 37,39). The brothers of Joseph were jealous and angry with him. They sold Joseph as a slave to a group of Ishmaelite-Midianite Arabs. The brothers then made it look to their father that a wild beast had killed him. The Arabs took Joseph to Egypt where he was bought by Poti-Phera, the Chief Executioner. Joseph was falsely accused of attempted rape and imprisoned. In prison Joseph was given a position of authority. He successfully interpreted the dreams of two servants of Pharoah who had also been imprisoned.
20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants, and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his cupbearing, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand; 22 but the chief baker he hanged, just as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
Even though Joseph was forgotten at this point he was later to be remembered.
When later Pharaoh needed someone to interpret his dreams, the Chief Cupbearer recalled the name of Joseph. This led to Joseph being released and becoming the effective ruler of Egypt (Genesis chapter 41), and being reconciled with his brothers (Genesis chapter 45).
The Bible tells us that that the restoration of the Chief Cupbearer took place on Pharaoh's birthday (Genesis 40:20).
20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants, and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
The Talmud Yerushalmi, Avoda Zarah 1:2, says that this birthday was also considered the Day of Coronation. On this day it was customary for the King to review his Kingdom and the performance of his servants. This explains the fate of the Chief Baker and the Chief Cupbearer having been decided on that day.
The event, according to tradition, took place on Rosh HaShana.
Traditionally the world was created on this day.
In a sense it is as if the Almighty reviews the affairs of the world on this day.
In the Prayer Service it is called Yom Zicaron i.e. a Day of Remembrance.
24 Speak to the children of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial [Hebrew: Shabaton-Zicaron, i.e. A Shabat-like Day of Remembrance] of blowing of trumpets [Hebrew: Truah], a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.
We are also judged on this day. Everyone is judged according to what they are and the task they have in life.
Ephraim and the Ten Tribes are mentioned several times over in the Prayer Service.
The Ten Tribes need to be remembered. They need to be released.
We identify the Ten Tribes with Western Nations.
These peoples are not in captivity, neither are they suffering.
On the contrary, they are still statistically the most wealthy and most powerful nations on earth.
Nevertheless, they are also blocked out concerning Remembrance of their Israelite Ancestry.
This psychologically constricts their ability to fulfill the duties they have as Israelites and as Descendants of Joseph.
They are lacking the knowledge of their Israelite Origins.
They are blocked out and we are working to unblock them.
This apparently is our calling.
We hope in the coming year to better fulfill this calling.
We need your spiritual and mental involvement with us in this task.
We also badly need your financial participation.
We believe that they who receive this message also have a calling.
It is not for nothing that they ARE OPEN to what we have to say whereas others are not.
May we all do what we have to do and understand what that is!
May the Almighty help all the Peoples of Israel.
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