Last night we celebrated with round Challah, fish, apples dipped in honey, rice (of course), honey cake, carrots and green beans and more.
We did not have fish with the head (symbolizing the head of the year) since Leonia cannot handle the head of a dead fish at the table. Oh! but she cooked the rest of the fish and ate it!
This morning we had our own family "ceremony" throwing stones in the river, remembering the words of Micah 7:19 "You will again have compassion on us...and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea." (6 year old Samuel says he only had one stone to throw since we already did this last year...)
Feast of Trumpets is about that last trumpet that will blow (Matt. 24:31) and preparing ourselves to be ready "...because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Matt. 24:44)
In the words of Derek Leman: "Hear the blowing. Be ready."