The Feast of Trumpets, or Rosh Hashanah

occurs on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, usually in September. Traditionally, it marks the Jewish New Year and is a day of prayer, self-examination, and repentance. It’s marked by the blowing of the trumpet (shofar), and is believed to prophesy Yeshua’s second coming.

Preparation Timeline:

1. A few weeks before the Feast:

  • Plan a festive meal that incorporates apples and honey, which are traditional for Rosh Hashanah, symbolizing a sweet new year. Also, round challah bread is commonly used to symbolize the cycle of the year.
  • Plan to read scriptures and prayers that focus on repentance and forgiveness.

2. A few days before the Feast:

  • Purchase fresh ingredients for your meal, and if possible, a shofar.
  • Prepare any parts of the meal that can be made in advance.

3. Day of the Feast:

  • Decorate your home with symbols of the New Year, like apples and honey.
  • Prepare your festive meal.

During the Feast of Trumpets:

This is a day of rest and no work is to be done. Begin the day with a special prayer service, including the blowing of the shofar, and a time of self-examination and repentance.

Meal Ideas and Recipes:

  1. Apple and Honey Chicken


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then place in a baking dish.
  • Arrange the apple slices on and around the chicken.
  • Drizzle the honey over the chicken and apples.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  1. Round Challah Bread

Refer to the Challah Bread recipe mentioned in the Feast of Weeks section, but shape the dough into a round loaf instead of braiding it.

  1. Apple and Honey Dessert


  • 4 apples
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Core the apples and place them in a baking dish.
  • Drizzle a tablespoon of honey into each apple, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30-35 minutes, until the apples are soft.

During this feast, focus on reflection, repentance, and a new start for the year to come.

Stay tuned for our next post where we will guide you through the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

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