Our family recently celebrated Rosh Hashana. You may know it as the Feast of Trumpets or the Jewish New Year, one of seven “Feasts of the Lord” in Leviticus 23.
One of the symbolic items is a fish head with the Bible verse, “And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, you shall be above only, and not beneath if you heed to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” Deuteronomy 28:13. The stated blessing is, “May it be Your will, Adonai our God, that we be like the head and not the tail.”
God has called His people, His kids to, leadership. Let your kids know, “you are the head and not the tail.” Notice that this is a conditional promise. The condition is observing the Lord’s commands. His commands are to guide us to happy and successful lives. We will triumph over our enemies; after all, we are the “head and not the tail.”
Hashana means “head” of the year, so Rosh Hashana is also a celebration of the Jewish New Year. We are celebrating Adam’s birthday of 5783 years since creation.
In our part of the world, finding a fish head at the grocery store was challenging, so we used a Nemo puppet head. Make the holidays fun and bless your kids with encouraging words, observing their leadership skills.