+ Positive Mitzvah
Hear the sound of the Shofar (rams horn) on the new year, 1st Tishrei
“In the first month on the first day a holy convocation …. a day of Shofar blowing it is to you. “Bamidbar 29:1
The Shofar comes from a ram and is curved, other Shofars are unsuitable.
We are obligated to hear 9 blasts.
Three times Tekiyau, TeRuah, Tekiyau.
We are uncertain as to the TeRuah and therefore we blow three times as follows:
Three times Tekiyau, Shevarim, TeRuah, Tekiyau.
Three times Tekiyau, Shevarim, Tekiyau.
Three times Tekiyau, TeRuah, Tekiyau
in order to be free of any doubt.
Tekiyau- a long blast
Shevarim-three medium blasts
TeRuah -9 short blasts
This applies in all places at all times for men but not women.