Shofar: The Court Summons

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The Mitzvah: Rosh HaShanah is called Yom Teruah, “the day of shofar blasts” (Numbers 29:1). Every Jewish male is obligated to hear at least nine sounds from a shofar, the horn of a kosher animal, usually that of a ram. Although a time-bound commandment for which women are generally exempted, it has become customary for […]

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