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What do the 100 Blows of the Shofar Represent?

During Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the Shofar is blown 100 times. The 100 blows of the Shofar – which is also called “The Day of Blowing the Shofar” (Yom Te’rooah) – commemorate:

  • The creation of Adam, the first human being
  • The almost-sacrifice of Isaac, which was prevented by God’s angel and a ram
  • The receipt of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai
  • The tumbling of the walls of Jericho upon re-entering the Land of Israel, which was facilitated by the blowing of ram horns
  • Judge Gideon’s war against the Midianites, which featured the blowing of ram horns
  • The reaffirmation of faith in God, the Creator (“In God We Trust”).
  • From despondency (the destruction of the two Jewish Temples and the resulting exiles) to fulfilled optimism (the Jewish ingathering to the Land of Israel)

Photo: Walla News

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