Shofar: The Sounds of Repentance

Man in a white robe blowing into a shofar against a sunset background.

For thousands of years, the shofar has been sounded on every Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and it is destined to herald in the messianic era. Not only is it a focal point of the High Holy Days observances, it also is essential in preparation for them. In this month’s Limmud, we will explore the multifaceted meanings of the shofar and what its various sounds call us to do. We will learn how this ancient instrument has served in Jewish worship throughout history, and what lessons it holds for Christians today. Join us as we explore the symbolism and messages of the shofar and how we can hear its sound reverberate in our lives today.

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