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THEMES of Featured Zohar Articles

Our Portion for the Year
Rosh Hashanah is the first of the judgment days of the year
Because Isaac, who is from the side of judgment, reigns at Rosh Hashanah, it is the time when all people are judged. Each receives their reward or punishment, based on past deeds, thus setting the pattern for the whole year to come.
Blowing Your Horn
Kabbalah teaches that each blast of the shofar has a unique spiritual impact.
One of the central commandments related to Rosh Hashanah is to hear the blowing of the shofar, the ram's horn. There are three main "notes" blown on the shofar: Terua, Shevarim, and Tekia. The Zohar explains the inner meaning of the different types of shofar blasts and their purpose.
Walk, Don't Fly
Intermediate
Walk, Don't Fly
The path to righteousness must be traveled at the proper pace
Mankind was created without wings so that he would not be able to fly immediately to do a sinful act. Walking gives him time for introspection, giving him the chance to repent before acting wrongly.
Bound to Be Judged
Kabbalah teaches the significance of the Binding of Isaac on Rosh Hashanah.
The day of Rosh Hashanah is the day that Isaac was elevated and bound on the altar to be offered as a sacrifice. This is because it is the day of strict judgment, which is elevated to its highest level on that day when all pass before the King in judgment.
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