THE MESSAGE OF THE SHOFAR

Strangely enough the one source that gives us absolutely no clue about it is the Torah itself.

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September 6, 2018 20:13
Shofar

Shofar. (photo credit: PEPE FAINBERG)

 
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THE RABBIS of the Jerusalem Talmud once wondered why in their time the sounding of the shofar, the only mitzvah connected with Rosh Hashanah, was not done until the musaf (additional) service rather than at the main morning service – shacharit.

Their answer was that indeed originally the shofar had been sounded earlier but it once happened that when it was sounded early in the morning, the Romans “assumed that this was the signal for an uprising against them so they attacked and killed them.”

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