John and Doves,
the Fast of Gedaliah will immediately follow the two
days of Rosh Hashanah, 1 Tishrei, 5776 and 2 Tishrei,
September 16, 2015 will mark that year's celebration of
the Fast of Gedaliah. Even if you don't believe
2015 is necessarily the year of the LORD's return,
you may still find the following to be interesting
reading for September 14, 2015--Rosh Hashanah 1--is
Samuel 1:1 to Samuel 2:10. Hannah, the formerly
barren women, gives birth to Samuel, who is then
dedicated to the LORD. This reading ends with some
"He will protect his
but the wicked will disappear in
No one will succeed by strength alone."
"Those who fight against the
LORD will be shattered.
He thunders against them from heaven;
LORD judges throughout the earth.
He gives power to his king;
increases the strength of his anointed one."
1 Samuel 2:9-10
reading for September 15, 2015--Rosh Hashanah 2--is
Jeremiah 31:2 to 31:20. Perhaps this will mark the
day that Israel, having fled to the mountains, will
return to Jerusalem!
"But now this is what
the LORD says:
'Do not weep any longer,
for I will reward you, says the LORD.
'Your children will come back to you
from the distant land of the enemy.'
" 'There is hope for your future,' says
Your children will come again to their own land."
reading for September 16, 2015--the Fast of Gedaliah--is
Isaiah 55:6 to 56:8.
passage closes with:
who brings back the outcasts of Israel, says:
'I will bring others, too,
besides my people Israel.' "
verse in the Tanakh is equivalent to Jesus' words:
"I have other
sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I
must bring them also. They will listen to my
voice, and there will be one flock with one
shepherd." John 10:16