Monday, August 21, 2017 is the Great American Eclipse. The total solar eclipse passes west to east through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina from 9:04 AM PDT to 2:50 PM EDT. A partial eclipse is visible in all fifty states. At the same time, the no moon or astronomical new moon occurs at 1:30 PM CDT. This is the eve of the 1st of Elul
. Moses returned to God on Mt. Sinai to get the second set of tablets. His second coming was on the 10th of Tishri
, the Day of Atonement. See Teshuvah
The Lord said unto Moses, Hew two tables of stone like the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which you broke. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments (Exodus 34:1, 28).
From July to October, there are many holy days to watch. The 17th of Tammuz
(Golden Calf) and the 9th of Av
(Kadesh Barnea) are historic days for Israel and the World. See Days of Decision
. The forty days of Teshuvah
are also historic days. World War II started (17th of Elul
), the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan (1st of Elul
), on 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacked (23rd of Elul
) and Theodore Roosevelt became President (1st of Tishri
). God tells us the future and many events occur on Jewish holy days.
God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years (Genesis 1:14).