Wednesday, September 03, 2014

On The Shofar

For years the standard shofar thought I knew and contemplated and shared was the Rambam saying that it's like a spiritual alarm clock waking us sleepers from our slumber. This year I heard something that was new to me- that the shofar alludes to G-d's blowing breath into man when he created us with his spirit (which was on Rosh HaShanah) (which means the shofar represents us, we were the first shofar)

These 2 thoughts seem very different. but  upon reflection it seems to me that  they're connected,The shofars is telling us to wake up to who we are; and it represents that we need to wake up, and it represents who we are.


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