Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mitzvah #88 - Hearing the Shofar on Rosh Hashana

It's a Mitzva to hear the Shofar being blown on the first day of the month of Tishrei.

One has to hear 3 sets of "Tekia (long single sound), Teru'a (broken-up sound), Tekia".

Since there are 3 possibilities as to what constitutes a Teru'a, we need to blow a total of 9 sets to properly fulfil this Mitzva.

Applies to males, always, everywhere.

Verse: "It shall be a day of Teru'a-blowing for you" (Bemidbar 29:1)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 30

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 20 Shvat 5770

1 comment:

  1. For more information about Shofar and other Holy Temple instruments.

    We have three websites

    1) Shofar Sounders WebPage

    http://shofar221.com

    2) Joint Effort with Michael Chusid, an expert Shofar sounder and commentator

    http://www.hearingshofar.com
    3) Shofar WebPage
    http://shofar-sounders.com
    If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to ask.

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