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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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The Horn Blown on Rosh Hashanah
A shofar is a trumpet made from the horn of a kosher animal. The central mitzvah of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is to hear the shofar blowning—as part of the prayer service.
Rabbi Ki-Tov expounds upon the meaning of the Shofar, as well as the rules and traditions associated with this Rosh Hashanah mitzvah.
The Sound and the Spirit
The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is hearing the shofar. This year, many of us will not be able to attend synagogue services and will be blowing the shofar at home. This course will provide you with practical tips and mystical insights to fulfill th...
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.
Mitzvah Studies - Article 9
The Source and Significance of this MitzvahRosh Hashanah’s essence is captured by the mitzvah of shofar. The Mishnah states, “The mitzvah of the day is shofar,” Mishnah, Rosh Hashanah, 3:3. and the Torah refers to Rosh Hashanah as a “day of sounding.” Bam...
Learning to blow shofar for the first time? Get expert tips and guidance from a master shofar-blower and musician.
Learn all about sounding the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah; how to blow the shofar, the practical laws and customs, and its special significance.
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