Since Moments & Days released three-ish weeks ago, most of the questions I’ve fielded from Christians have to do with the Jewish calendar portion of the book. (The book also covers the Christian calendar, but this one is more familiar to these readers.) So many people are interested in being more intentional about learning about the Jewish and Christian calendars, but don’t quite know where to start. I’m very happy I can commend a resource that offers a thoughtful historical and devotional overview of each calendar, but also know that many people feel as through attempting to participate will be a pile-on of extra stuff to do (and extra guilt to feel if they can’t do it).
As I noted in the book, we can’t all do everything, but it behooves us all to learn a little something about each calendar – and then begin allow the rhythm of one to shape our discipleship journey, one step at a time. My goal in the coming year is to offer one small, do-able step here in this space you, your family, small group, or church can use to move their learning from the page to your experience. I’ll offer the info well in advance of the holiday or season so you’ll be able to consider how you might incorporate a bit of holy celebration into your moments and days. And, where appropriate, I’ll include a fun recipe you may wish to try. There are a few recipes in the back of Moments & Days, but the recipes you’ll find on this blog didn’t make it into the book.
I covered Rosh Hashanah earlier here. Today, I’ll be offering a single practice (and a recipe) Christians may wish to do if they’re interested in learning about Yom Kippur, which takes place this year beginning at sundown on Tuesday, October 11th. I’m also including a recipe – the “to eat” part of this post – which may at first seem odd considering that Yom Kippur is a day given to fasting. But when the fast ends, you eat. So…here’s a recipe you may enjoy any time of year. [Read more]