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Fall Mo'edim - Teshuvah and Joy

The Fall Mo'edim -

Teshuvah and Redemption

Preparations for the fall holidays begin with a thirty day period of teshuvah (repentance) during the entire month of Elul.  The following ten days begin with the Feast of Trumpets (i.e., Rosh Hashanah, on Tishri 1) and end with the Day of Atonement (i.e., Yom Kippur, on Tishri 10). These first ten days of the new year are called the "Ten Days of Awe" (i.e., aseret ye'mei teshuvah: עֲשֶׁרֶת יְמֵי תְּשׁוּבָה), or simply the Jewish "High Holidays." Just five days after the solemn time of Yom Kippur begins the joyous week-long festival of Sukkot ("Tabernacles"), which is immediately followed by the celebration of Simchat Torah.

Fall - S'Tav


Prophetic Significance

The fall festivals prophetically indicate the great Day of the LORD (יוֹם־יְהוָה), the second coming of Yeshua, the great national turning of the Jewish people, and the establishment of the reign of the Messiah over the earth during the Millennial Kingdom:

  1. Elul and Selichot - preparing for the high holidays (later summer)
  2. The Day of Creation - [Elul 25]
  3. Yamim Nora'im (Days of Awe):
  4. 3. Tabernacles (Sukkot) - The world to come (Major Holiday) [Tishri 15-20]
    1. Hoshana Rabba - The seventh day of Sukkot [Tishri 21]
    2. Shemini Atzeret - The eighth day closure of Sukkot [Tishri 22]
    3. Simchat Torah - Celebration of the giving of the Torah [Tishri 23]
  5. Chanukah (Dedication) late fall/early winter: Victory; [Kislev 25 - Tevet 3]

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