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Top Ten Reasons for Blowing the Shofar
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
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
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
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.
The Rosh Hashanah Services - Part 2
What is the precise order for sounding the various notes of the shofar? What does the participant do during this part of the service?
Analyzing the structure of the Rosh Hashanah Musaf
A basic overview of the scriptural and Talmudic sources for the three-part structure of the Rosh Hashanah Musaf prayer, plus its deeper meaning as embodied by two chassidic parables.
A Pre-Rosh Hashanah Lecture
How the simple sound of the ram’s horn on Rosh Hashanah represents a Jew’s heartfelt cry to G‑d.
The shofar as a poignant reminder and symbol of the ram that replaced Isaac at the Akeidah.
His black fedora was cocked gangster-like to the right, and the tails of his frock coat flapped with every step. My Kenya-born nurse rushed into the room and brought a Jewish colleague, who was proud to be an insider...
The shape of the shofar
The meaning and symbolism behind the shape of the ram’s horn sounded on Rosh Hashanah.
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