Two years ago, I put together a post entitled “HAPPY NEW YEAR ISRAEL.” It hit my top ten posts last year and has done so again this year. I guess I should probably update that post a bit.
In that first post, I gave a brief history of what this time of year means to Israel. Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement,” is perhaps the most important holiday of the Jewish year.
Second, I shared a few reasons why I didn’t think it was a very happy new year in Israel.
Third, I shared a little about the future of Israel.
I will not go back over what I covered in “HAPPY NEW YEAR ISRAEL.” If it is not in “Top Posts” at the right, click on the four words preceding this sentence and you will see how I covered these three items two years ago.
“The custom on Rosh Hashanah is to tell everyone you see “L’shana Tova.” That means “have a good new year.” Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on September 16, 2012 and lasts until nightfall on September 18, 2012. It is followed by the fast of Yom Kippur and the holiday of Sukkot. This entire period is called the ‘High Holiday’ season.” (1)
So what are the headlines out of Israel in 2012 as Israel prepares to celebrate?
The headlines of the last two days go on and on. If you want to read any of these articles, just click on the one you would like to read. I could have pasted 30 more.
At the end of “HAPPY NEW YEAR ISRAEL” I asked, “What will happen after the war that’s coming?”
“I’ll save my opinion on that for an upcoming post” was my response in 2010. That “upcoming post” never appeared.
I now think that Israel will expand its territory after the coming war. This, of course, doesn’t mean the end of the world’s problems. I think the great tribulation of Matthew 24 will begin soon after the war. What does “soon” mean? You won’t pin me down on that one. A day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day in God’s timetable.
And what about America?
The Bible says that those who bless Israel will be blessed.
Are we blessing Israel? I leave that question to you.
And while you ponder that question, I will wish Israel “L’shana Tova.”