God’s Wake-Up Call for Us

Yael Eckstein  |  September 22, 2022

Jewish man blowing shofar
(Photo: Erik Davis)

Did you know that God has an alarm clock for our souls? For a month before the High Holy Days begin, the sounds of the shofar — the biblical trumpet made from a ram’s horn—can be heard throughout synagogues across the world, calling people to reflect, repent and return to God.

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, Yael continues exploring the significance and meaning of the Jewish High Holy Days, focusing on one of the primary rituals of this holiest time on the Jewish calendar: the sounding of the shofar. Yael explores why the Jewish people use a shofar to prepare themselves for the new year, and how its many sounds are a call to self-improvement, to repentance, and to return to God during these holy days.

Listen now as Yael explains the symbolism and messages of the shofar, and how its sounds should reverberate in our daily lives.

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