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Shacharit for Rosh Hashanah with shofar
Shacharit for Rosh Hashanah with shofar

Sun, 17 Sept


Dresden Neustadt Synagogue

Shacharit for Rosh Hashanah with shofar

We welcome the New Year 5774 with our Shacharit prayer and songs. Shofar is also blown.

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Time & Location

17 Sept 2023, 10:30 – 13:00

Dresden Neustadt Synagogue, Eisenbahnstrasse 1, 01097 Dresden, Germany


About the event

The shofar is blown on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The shofar is a ram's horn used on various occasions in Judaism. Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah has several meanings:

  • It commemorates the creation of the world and the Day of Judgment. The shofar has a loud and piercing sound that is intended to wake people up and make them reflect on their lives and improve themselves.
  • It is a call to repentance. The shofar is intended to encourage people to repent of their mistakes and start a new life.
  • It's a sign of hope. The sound of the shofar is said to give people courage and hope for the coming year.

In the Torah, the first book of Judaism, the shofar is first mentioned in connection with the Day of Judgment. Exodus 19:16 says, "And Mount Sinai was all smoking, because the Lord descended upon it; and the smoke went up like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain shook greatly." In this context, the shofar is understood as a sign of God's power and his presence.

The shofar is also mentioned in the Talmud, the collection of Jewish legal and religious regulations. In the Talmud, the shofar is seen as a symbol of repentance and hope. It is intended to encourage people to improve their lives and prepare for the coming year.

Blowing the shofar is an important tradition in Judaism. It is a sign of the religious significance of Rosh Hashanah and a call to repentance and hope.

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