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Shofar: Ram’s horn sounded during the month of Elul, on Rosh HaShanah and at the close of Yom Kippur; reminiscent of the ram “tangled in the bush by its horns” during the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22), the shofar sounded at Sinai (Exodus 19) and the shofar of Moshiach (Isaiah 27:13, etc.)
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Shofar basics: When do we blow? Why a shofar? Who needs to hear the blasts of the ram’s horn? And much more . . .
Rabbi Ki-Tov expounds upon the meaning of the Shofar, as well as the rules and traditions associated with this Rosh Hashanah mitzvah.
Have you ever wondered why we blow the shofar on Rosh Hashnah? Learn all about the meaning of the most central mitzvah of this holiday.
Ten major reasons why we blow the shofar.
I understand that that the Torah tells us that there is a mitzvah to blow a horn on Rosh Hashanah, but why is it specifically a ram’s horn? Is that a mitzvah, or just tradition?
The Shofar Blowing Service
Are You Blowing It on Rosh Hashana? (Part 2)
This class endeavors to uncover the reasons behind the order of the shofar sounding specifically in the middle of the Rosh Hashana prayer service.
Top Ten Reasons for Blowing the Shofar
Are You Blowing It on Rosh Hashanah?
A deeper look at the many reasons enumerated in the teachings of the Sages for shofar, and the underlying theme it conveys.
Why We Sound the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah
Six Levels of Shofar
Discover the layers of meaning in blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, and how it elicits within G-d great pleasure.
A Maestro Prepares for Rosh Hashanah
The Shofar Blower
World renowned trombonist, Haim Avitsur, demonstrates his technique for sounding the ram's horn instrument known as a shofar.
How a Jew Celebrates a New Year
The Cry of the Shofar
How to prepare mentally and emotionally for Rosh Hashannah as the 48-hour period on which we connect to our "higher self" by crowning G-d as King.
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