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Six Levels of Shofar

Why We Sound the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah

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Six Levels of Shofar: Why We Sound the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah

Discover the layers of meaning in blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, and how it elicits within G-d great pleasure.
Rosh Hashananh - Shofar  
Sefer HaMitzvot, High Holidays, Shofar, Rosh Hashanah

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Matt Raskin Huntington, NY October 2, 2019

Six levels of Shofar Thank you Rabbi Raskin for this profound lecture on shofar. I think of the crowning of HaShem as King of the Universe each year while sounding shofar on Rosh Hashana, particularly during the first blowing of Musaf. I appreciate your sharing the six levels of meaning for sounding and hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashana. It is a spiritually powerful experience for me to sound the shofar for my community in Huntington, LI.
L’Shana Tova,
Matthew S. Raskin
Moshe Chaim Ben David
B’al Tekiah - Huntington Jewish Center Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn hts October 2, 2019
in response to Matt Raskin:

Dear Matt,
Thank you for your kind words.
May G-d give you strength to continue
Blowing the shofar and inspiring your entire community as you coronate G-d. May we merit to hear the big shofar of Moshiach Reply

Matt Raskin October 7, 2019
in response to Rabbi Raskin:

Amen Reply

Jorge Qro. Mexico October 1, 2016

I felt deeply moved. Shanah Tovah Rabbi Raskin, Reply

james cooley Kansas city August 28, 2013

Super teacher thanks for info, and all these Hebrew words you used, and timeless joke. Reply

Sarah Dov Baer August 23, 2013

blowing of the Shofar Erev Rosh Hashanah I like what the Lubavitcher Rebbe said, that in Love the entire Torah is negated.
Incidences like this are matters of the Heart which transcend all rational.

None the less you Rabbi Raskin are inspiring with your depth and knowledge and a great ability to communicate Torah.

Thank you Sarah


Anonymous USA August 21, 2013

Six Levels Of Shofar I wish that I could hear the Shofar blowing in the congregation of the righteous. What a pity that I am not able to do that. Maybe G-d, blessed be He, will grant me this His Favor sometime in the future at the coming of Mashiach. Reply

Anonymous Plainsboro, NJ August 21, 2013

Inspirational It indeed a pleasure to listen and learn from Rabbi Raskin.......Humor was also engaging and had us chuckling: Especially at "wat time is it?"

Seriously though, Rabbi Raskin is a Great Communicator and also possesses encyclopedic knowledge of Philosophy, History and Religion, not only of Judaic Tradition but World Religions. And he uses knowledge with sensitivity, intelligence and discretion.

Narrations of complex subjects are communicated with a kind of empathy which keeps one engaged. Reply

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