Shemini Atzeret (Hebrew: sheh-MEE-nee ah-TSEH-reht) is celebrated on the eight day of Sukkot marking the conclusion of the fall harvest festival. It starts at sunset on Sunday, October 20, 2019 and ends at sunset on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Three Fall Feasts of Tishri: Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles/Feast of Booths)
Today is not only the 1st of September for us, but on the Jewish calendar, it is the 1st of “Elul” (the twelfth month of the civil and sixth month of the religious year). Elul immediately precedes “Rosh Hashanah.
Growing pains have been on my mind the past few weeks because my granddaughter, Ayva, is suffering through them. My heart hurts for her because I went through the same thing when I was her age and there’s not much secular doctors can do for it. But I know our God is a miraculous healer!