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Moses appointed twelve emissaries to scout out the Holy Land and return with a report. The representative for the tribe of Ephraim was Moses’ primary disciple, Joshua. Until this time, the lad’s name was Oshua. But Moses added a letter to his name and called him Joshua.
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Rosh Hashanah: L’chaim – To Life

September 9, 2012 – 2:52 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: L’chaim – To Life8,846 views
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Annual Allotments
On Rosh Hashanah, the anniversary of the world’s creation or more specifically the creation of humanity, the creator sits in judgment of the world He created. Every year He judges anew, are we worthy of another year? Does His little project, the one we call the universe, deserve a …

Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar Cries; A Nation Journeys

September 15, 2010 – 3:32 pm | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar Cries; A Nation Journeys6,460 views
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The Cry
Its plaintive sound sets the heart throbbing; its haunting cry like the sob of a young child. It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment, and the sound we speak of is the call of the Shofar. Tekiah, the long plain blast, is the drawn out howl a child emits …

Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar – Humility and Strength

August 14, 2009 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar – Humility and Strength3,041 views
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Three Blasts
On the holiday of Rosh Hashanah we sound three variations of Shofar blasts. tekiah, a long blast, shevarim and teruah, variations of short blasts. Each set of blasts begins with a tekiah, followed by a shevarim or teruah, and concludes with a tekiah. The shevarim and teruah are thus …

Rosh Hashanah: No Man for Himself

July 30, 2006 – 4:16 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: No Man for Himself2,850 views
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The Loss of a Mitzvah
As a consequence of our calendar arrangement, this years holiday season is influenced in a unique manner.

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High Holidays: A Silence Louder Than Words

June 12, 2006 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on High Holidays: A Silence Louder Than Words2,624 views
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An Early Judgment
During the course of this month we have sounded the Shofar every day in an attempt to inspire repentance, however, on the last day of this month we will purposely refrain from sounding the Shofar. This is explained
as a deliberate attempt to confuse the prosecuting angel. We want …

Shofar: A Wake Up call

November 2, 2005 – 3:41 am | Comments Off on Shofar: A Wake Up call5,675 views
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The Fire Marshal
The Hebrew month of Elul is upon us. During the course of this month we sound the Shofar every day in preparation for the Rosh Hashanah holiday that is soon approaching. The story is told of a young man who was instructed by the village elders to travel …

Shofar and Rosh Hashanah

November 12, 2004 – 4:28 pm | Comments Off on Shofar and Rosh Hashanah2,906 views
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Wake Up Call
The Shofar is our wake up call, it reminds us to turn to G-d. Throughout the long year Jews are caught in the stream of life, pressures and worldly considerations take their toll. We stray from the proper path leaning to the material rather then the spiritual, tending …