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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.
The shape of the shofar
The meaning and symbolism behind the shape of the ram’s horn sounded on Rosh Hashanah.
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.
Two reasons for sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah
The Talmud teaches that on Rosh Hashanah G-d asks His people to sound the shofar in order to make Him their King, and to “remind” Him of their meritorious past.
Discover history, rhyme and reason of the pre-High Holiday month-long Shofar sounding. Although the ululating of the Ram’s horn has become synonymous with soul-stirring Elul energy and end-of-year spiritual stock-taking, it’s really iconic of Rosh Hashana...
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