There is no more powerful sound than the blast of the Shofar. To the Jewish people, the Shofar is not some primitive trumpet; rather, it is the instrument which has provided the rallying cry during our most glorious national episodes, as well as the soundtrack for our most private, intimate moments. Repeatedly, the Bible mentions the important role of the Shofar, yet the simple horn remains mysterious, even misunderstood by so many.
In this eBook, Israel365 founder Rabbi Tuly Weisz provides the background to the Shofar and traces its usage throughout the Bible, discussing its connection to Rosh Hashanah and explaining the Jewish laws that apply to it. You will be able to better understand the significance of the Shofar, to fully appreciate its compelling message, which is so relevant to our own lives.
In the Bible
All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers of the earth - you will see when the banner is hoisted up upon the mountains, and when the shofar sounds you will hear!
The prophet Isaiah describes the time of the redemption when all of the Children of Israel will be returned to its Land. Isaiah foretells that a banner and shofar will muster the scattered Israelites, and it will be manifest for all to see and hear. The shofar also serves as a spiritual "muster" before the Jewish New Year, awakening those who have been deaf to the calls of God to pray, repent, and return to Him over the course of the previous year. The shofar, which is sounded every day in the month preceding Rosh Hashana, calls to us to awaken from our spiritual slump and rejoice in the glory of God. Learn all about the shofar in Israel365's amazing eBook!