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

    2) Joint Effort with Michael Chusid, an expert Shofar sounder and commentator
    3) Shofar WebPage
    If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to ask.