If I was to watch a movie or 5 about the Feast of Trumpets, what would I choose?
I searched on the internet as is the tradition of all are breathing humans these days. Oh, and I found a couple resources that I thought I would share with you. But first let’s talk about this feast.
Chances are if you are a red-blooded American, you don’t know a whole lot about the feast known as Rosh Hashanah. Well the Bible simply says in Leviticus 23 that this is a season 4 trumpets, or loud praise.
On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. 25 Do no regular work, but present a food offering to the Lord.Lev. 23:24-25
It’s a joyous time in looking forward to the return of the Messiah.
In traditional Jewish circles it is also known as the new year. it is often referred to as the Jewish New year. Bible calls it a day of “teruah” which can also mean the joyous sound of a crowd exalting their King.
Now the non Messianic Jew of today would consider his arrival as the first Advent of the Messiah but most Christians a Messianic that I know would be celebrating this as his second coming. Okay, so actually most messianics. I don’t know very many people in the Christian realm who celebrate many of the biblical feast, but that has been changing lately. Some pastors, like my friend Bill Johnson have been highlighting the spiritual significance of these biblical time tables. A few others of notes would be Chuck Pierce and uh… Okay those are the only two I can think of right now. But if you want more information about it write me a comment below and I’ll send you some links or simply go visit El Shaddai Ministries on the internet. They are based in Washington State. The pastor there, his name is Mark Biltz.
But I will tell you that it is a wonderful opportunity to worship the coming King!
First I will share with you a list from a website called TVOvermind. This is a top 5 list and I must give you the disclaimer that these are not Paul Bass recommended movies. These are the lists that I found. You can tell me if you agree with them or not.
Number 5: Schindler’s List.
Number Four: Annie Hall.
Number Three: Prince of Egypt.
Number Two: Robin Hood Men in Tights. I think Mel Brooks would be someone who would love the fact that just simply typing that name out gives me a chuckle.
Number One: The Ten Commandments. As a side note the ten commandments are one of the Jewish Hollywood items that is right out there,visible on TV. By that, I mean that every year since I can remember around Passover, The ten commandments plays on TV. Much of the year the Hollywood shroud simply seems to suppress any Jewish elements inside L.A. There is a whole bunch of Christmas stuff that they put out there for the gentile world to consume. For proof, see Hallmark channel Christmas schedule.
Now let’s switch over to a DVD that is more of a learning resource. That is Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur – Holidays for Children. And as a bonus I will tell you about 1 that I have which is a DVD series available on the El Shaddai Ministries website which is The Feast of the Lord.
Back to 5 top movies for Rosh Hashanah. Here is another list that I found on the Houston press website
Number 5: You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.
Number Four: Inglorious Bastards, 2009 version. I have not seen that however here is a documentary about the real story behind the Tarantino film.
Number Three: Bielski Brothers.
Number Two: The Hebrew Hammer.
Number One: The Ten Commandments. How about that? The ten commandments makes both top 5 lists.
Okay now a couple interesting movies that I want to check out are as follows. When The Trumpets Fade, a TV movie made with some impressive performers. And a documentary called Yippee: a Journey to Jewish Joy.
As you probably can tell, it doesn’t seem like Hollywood or many people do a whole lot of artistic works dedicated to Rosh Hashanah, Feast of trumpets. As a matter of fact almost of the recommended movies are simply movies for sitting down on a Hebrew holiday, and watching something that celebrates Judaism. This is an exercise which, I believe, almost everybody should do. As you can tell by my writings, I believe that the world could use a little more love, or a lot more, for Jewish people. So if these movies help with that then have at ’em. I would personally kind of hold off on the R-rated experiences in these movies, but I will leave this list for you for what it’s worth.
I wonder if you have any ideas on movies for the upcoming biblical holidays. We have Yom Kippur coming right up and write on the back of that will be Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, which happens to be one of my favorites. And this year, Hanukkah will be right smack in the middle of the Christmas season. So you can have your Chrismukkah holiday events, if you wish. Or if you are at all interested in celebrating Hanukkah in a happy way, whether you are a Christian or not, contact me and I can give you some ideas.
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