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Rosh Hashanah - Symbolism of the Shofar
by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
During the blowing of the shofar on Rosh Hashana, notice there are three distinct sounds:
Let's examine each of these shofar sounds, and see how they relate to the different themes of Rosh Hashana.
(from the Rosh Hashanah Machzor)
The Holy One, Blessed is He, sent us through His servants the prophets, and through the prophet Ezekiel: The words of my Lord, HASHEM/ELOHIM, 'Repent and cause others to repent from all your transgressions that they not be for you a stumbling block of iniquity. Cast away from yourselves all your transgressions by which you transgressed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die?"