Yom Teruah - Trumpets

 

Yom Teruah, or Trumpets is the first of the Fall feasts. Yom Teruah is the only Feast that begins at the sighting of a New Moon. Consequently, this Feast is called the "Feast where nobody knows the day or the hour" when it begins. It is also known in modern day as Rosh Hashanah, the "Head of the Year" or the Jewish New Year. This day is celebrated with eating dairy and honey, and blowing the shofar in celebration. It begins the countdown to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), which is called the Ten Days of Awe. These are days of repentence before the final judgment.

 

Understanding the Feast of Trumpets is fundamental to understanding the End Times. A person cannot understand the return of Jesus until they understand the Fall Feasts.

 

The Shofar is blown 100 times during this celebration, using three different trumpet sounds (see video below)

  1. Tekiah

  2. Shevarim

  3. Teruah

 

Idioms for Yom Teruah:

  • the day of blowing the shofar

  • the time of  Jacobs trouble – the tribulation

  • the day of the awakening blast

  • Yom Hadin the day of judgment

  • opening of the books – the Book of Life is opened for judgment. We have until the Day of Atonement to repent, and make sure our life is prepared for the next yearr.

  • opening of the gates

  • Yom Hakeseh – the hidden day

  • Ha Kiddushin – the wedding of the messiah. In a Jewish wedding ceremony, the bride and groom are engaged for a year. The groom goes back to his father’s house to prepare a place for his bride. She waits for his coming, but nobody knows when he is coming back, only his father who has made the arrangements. When the trumpet sounds, it means the groom has come for his bride to take her to his wedding chamber.