Positive Mitzvah 

30

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.


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