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Shofar: Ram’s horn sounded during the month of Elul, on Rosh HaShanah and at the close of Yom Kippur; reminiscent of the ram “tangled in the bush by its horns” during the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22), the shofar sounded at Sinai (Exodus 19) and the shofar of Moshiach (Isaiah 27:13, etc.)
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When do we blow? Why a shofar? Who needs to hear the blasts of the ram’s horn? And much more . . .
Rabbi Ki-Tov expounds upon the meaning of the Shofar, as well as the rules and traditions associated with this Rosh Hashanah mitzvah.
Have you ever wondered why we blow the shofar on Rosh Hashnah? Learn all about the meaning of the most central mitzvah of this holiday.
What happens when we sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah? A comparison between the shofar sounded on Rosh Hashanah and the shofar of the Messiah. The Lubavitcher Rebbe's interpretation of an enigmatic passage from Isaiah.
A very concise listing of the symbolism behind the mitzvah to hear the shofar blasts on Rosh Hashanah.
Throughout Jewish history, the Shofar has been sounded in a variety of situations.
Hands-On Demonstration
Children participate in a hands-on demonstration of how to make a shofar for Rosh Hashana.
"And it will come to pass on that day that the great shofar will sound...” The prophecy goes on to describe the in-gathering of Jews 'lost' and 'dispersed' in exile, as they return to Jerusalem in the final redemption. This class will explore the profound...
I understand that that the Torah tells us that there is a mitzvah to blow a horn on Rosh Hashanah, but why is it specifically a ram’s horn? Is that a mitzvah, or just tradition?
The Shofar Blowing Service
This class endeavors to uncover the reasons behind the order of the shofar sounding specifically in the middle of the Rosh Hashana prayer service.
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