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The second sound, the teruah, is the mournful tune of exile, sung by us—the Jews of Diaspora. It is the mouthpiece for those who know too much pain, leaving them with no energy – or worse, no willpower – to blow on...
Is it inconceivable that the Sages would deprive all of Israel of the benefits afforded by one of the greatest mitzvot we have—simply on account of a few ignorant souls who might otherwise err?
What parent can resist the desperate cries of his or her child? The call of the shofar is our raw guttural cry to our Father in Heaven.
An insider's tour of an authentic shofar factory in Israel
Discover the different kinds of shofars used on Rosh Hashanah the world over and get an inside look into how they’re crafted.
by Miri
Miri tells the story of a neshamah that came down to earth to shine light, but got into big trouble instead—and how a shofar rescued the neshamah from despair.
The shofar's poignant sound is a keystone of the Rosh Hashanah experience. Hearing the shofar makes your spine tingle and can evoke powerful emotions. Here's a perspective that may fundamentally change how you experience the shofar this year.
"Today is the day before Rosh Hashanah," his Zeide explained. "Today we do not blow Shofar. Tomorrow morning, we will blow the shofar in shul." The child did not comprehend the reasons. He kicked and screamed, telling his Zeide, "One more blast! One more ...
There are different customs as to how many times the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashanah. In most communities, the shofar is blown one hundred times . . .
Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is a mitzvah (a commandment.) Women are not obligated in time-bound positive mitzvot, because of their overriding family responsibilities. However, it is certainly meritorious for a woman to hear t...
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