There aren't really any festivals at the very beginning of our year. They don't really get started to until the spring. It is pretty much Spring and Fall, with just a couple in the winter. You can see the chart on the back of the book that explains when they are.
We also plan on observing the Sabbath, or should I say Shabbat? While the book gives suggestions on how to do it, I wanted see one actually in action, so I found a few helpful videos online. Of course ours will be a Messianic observance as we will include how Christ is the fulfillment of what we observe.
Here is a simple explanation of how each blessing is to take place.
This one instructs you on how to observe most of the traditional aspects of the meal with your family.
This one is actually filming a Messianic observance in Israel.I think we will include the Shabbat Shalom song in ours!
Our first observance will be January 2nd. I found the exact times at Chabad.org. Ours looks like this:
I am excited to get started! I will hopefully share some about each of our holiday observances but I want to be careful recording them as I want them to be observed with the reverence it is due. I will also be trying some Challah bread recipes and will share which one we end up using!Shabbat, Torah Reading:Friday, January 2, 2015Light Candles at:4:57 PMShabbat, January 3, 2015Shabbat Ends:5:58 PM