October 17

Saint of the day:

Prophet Hosea

Prophet Hosea's Story 

n the Hebrew Bible, Hosea (/ˌhoʊˈziːə/ or /hoʊˈzeɪə/; Hebrew: הוֹשֵׁעַ‎ – Hōšēaʿ, 'Salvation'; Greek: Ὡσηέ – Hōsēé), son of Beeri, was an 8th-century BC prophet in Israel and the nominal primary author of the Book of Hosea. He is the first of the Twelve Minor Prophets, whose collective writings were aggregated and organized into a single book in the Jewish Tanakh by the Second Temple period, forming the last book of the Nevi'im; but which writings are distinguished as individual books in Christianity.  Hosea is often seen as a "prophet of doom", but underneath his message of destruction is a promise of restoration. The Talmud claims that he was the greatest prophet of his generation. The period of Hosea's ministry extended to some sixty years, and he was the only prophet of Israel of his time who left any written prophecy.n the Hebrew Bible, Hosea (/ˌhoʊˈziːə/ or /hoʊˈzeɪə/; Hebrew: הוֹשֵׁעַ‎ – Hōšēaʿ, 'Salvation'; Greek: Ὡσηέ – Hōsēé), son of Beeri, was an 8th-century BC prophet in Israel and the nominal primary author of the Book of Hosea. He is the first of the Twelve Minor Prophets, whose collective writings were aggregated and organized into a single book in the Jewish Tanakh by the Second Temple period, forming the last book of the Nevi'im; but which writings are distinguished as individual books in Christianity.  Hosea is often seen as a "prophet of doom", but underneath his message of destruction is a promise of restoration. The Talmud claims that he was the greatest prophet of his generation. The period of Hosea's ministry extended to some sixty years, and he was the only prophet of Israel of his time who left any written prophecy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosea

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Prayer:

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Visit:
 

Tomb in Safed, Israel

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Recipe:

 

Pumpkin Jam

The Aramaic word for gourds and squashes is kara, which sounds similar to the Hebrew word kra, which means “to tear up.” Therefore, eating pumpkins at Rosh Hashanah conveys the hope that any harsh decrees should be torn up, and that any merits over the past year should be judged favorably by God. But this tradition is based on more than word play: Gourds’ thick skins symbolize protection and their golden flesh symbolizes abundance for the upcoming year. (Rosh Hashanah is in September.)

Ingredients

  • 1½ lb. (roughly 4+ cups) Pumpkin or Butternut Squash

  • 2 cups Sugar

  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Paste

  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon

  • 1 drop Rose Extract

  • 1 drop of Citrus (‘Zahar’) Extract (optional)
     

Directions

  1. Take the pumpkin, clean it and peel it then cut into 1 inch sized pieces.

  2. Try to cut the pieces evenly as much as possible.

  3. Put the pumpkin cubes and sugar in the pot and start cooking on medium heat.

  4. This is going to take a little while and the name of the game is “constant stir”. So pick your favorite spatula, you guys are about to spend the next 45 minutes together.  

  5. The first mix allows the sugar to coat all the pumpkin cubes evenly.

  6. The sugar starts to melt and slowly turns to liquid. Stay on medium-low heat and continue stirring as the sugar start to bubble. This constant stir is not only for your daily muscle workout; it is actually going to assure that great “jammy” texture by helping the sugars cook correctly.

  7. After about 20 minutes of cooking the pumpkin cubes in the liquid sugar, they start to melt a bit themselves…

  8. Slowly but surely the “water” of the sugar starts to evaporate and the mixture gets the texture of a jam. It’s like watching a little magic trick…

  9. Remember, the spatula is still your best friend, so keep mixing.

  10. At this point most of the pumpkin cubes have melted into the jam, but you can still see some small pieces of the pumpkin – this is perfectly fine.

  11. Check out this AMAZING bright color!

  12. Congrats! The mixture has a thick consistency and it is officially a jam now! 

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