HAPPY NEW YEAR 5777
Shalom, Shalom Dear Friends,
Sending best wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
We pray that the year 5777 will be filled with abundant blessing and peace in every area of your life!
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. Rev. McCracken authentically communicates biblical truth making his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. . He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only. Repost/Reprint with permission from the author via Contact Form under ABOUT. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Emphasis added.)
1) “Shana Tovah” (Hebrew: A Good Sweet Year to You). This beautiful vintage Rosh Hashanah greeting card was created by Ephraim Moshe Lilien (1874-1925). E.M. Lilien is best known for his iconic portrait of Theodor Herzl and also highly esteemed for his Zionist themes as an innovative art nouveau illustrator and printmaker. The “lifting of the hands ceremony” is performed by Cohanim in the pronouncement of the Aaronic blessing (the Nesiat Kapayim). The four fingers of each hand are typically split into two sets of two fingers forming the Hebrew letter “Shin” (שׁ) representing El Shaddai—Almighty God.) [PD-US, PD Art], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios