Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat
Rosh Chodesh, means new moon. Sh’vat is the 11th month on the Jewish calendar.
Numbers 10:10, says “Also at your days of rejoicing, feasts and new moons, you are to blow on the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. They will then be a reminder for you before Adonai your God. I am Adonai your God!”
We get to blow trumpets on the new moon, as a reminder of Adonai! How exciting is that? Now we don’t personally have a trumpet, or shofar YET. So we listen to the shofar via YouTube.
Here are a few we particularly enjoy:
Sh’vat, 11th Month, In Scripture
Deuteronomy 1:2-4Tree of Life Version (TLV)
2 It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea.
3 Now Moses spoke to Bnei-Yisrael, according to all Adonai had commanded him for them—in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, 4 after he had struck down Sihon king of the Amorites who lived in Heshbon, and Og king of the Bashan who lived in Ashtaroth and Edrei.
Moses spoke all of YHVH’s commandments to Israel on the first day, of the eleventh month!!
Jewish sages and tradition give this month special consideration, because in it, YHVH commanded His word be spoken and taught to His people. His Word is life to those that hear it, so this consideration is honoring to Him, I think.
The month of Sh’vat is also seen as a month to refocus on, and rededicate oneself to the study of the Torah. I think this another great idea, it’s always a good thing to focus on His Word and dedicate your life to the study and application of it. 🙂
So enjoy Sh’vat, and spend some time, focused on the Word of YHVH. It’s always a good idea.