Saturday, September 04, 2010

Echoes of a Shofar

It's been a difficult week for us here in Israel. We are witnessing a deterioration of our security, once again in the name of 'peace talks'. The murder of four Beit Chaggai residents last week looms like black cloud over my Rosh Hashana preparations. Seven new orphans, a young widowed bride, a volunteer emergency responder who responded to find his own wife the victim of this  murder don't make it easy to get on with your regular daily agenda.
This video comes to remind us of where we are coming from in our struggle for Jewish sovereignty and is a tribute to brave men and good Jews. In the spirit of the shofar's call for introspection and repentance let us resolve to do what we can to come closer to redemption this year.

L' Shana Tova Techateivu v'Techateimu לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו
May you all be inscribed in the book of life. 


Anonymous said...

Amen, Kein yhi ratzon

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

Thank you for sharing this. The shofar connects us to everybody who has ever stood in that holy place and reminds us of Hashem's promise that we WILL live there in peace... bimheirah b'yameinu. Shanah tovah!

Ed. said...

What an inspirational story of brave people. I didn't know that we Brits had banned the Shofar so as not to offend the Arabs; I was gutted and ashamed to learn it.

afinkle221 said...

We have a teachable moment (if fleeting) to tell the story of Shofar. Its influence on prayer and its historical antecedents going back to the Temple sacrifices.

For full explanation, of Shofar, its influence on prayer and its historical antecedents going back to the Temple sacrifices.
go to


Shofar Sounders WebPage

Shofar WebPage

Batya said...

Risa, Rav Segal was our neighbor in the Old City.

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