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The importance of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah

A video by Rav Cherki on the subject of blowing the shofar.

The main mitzva of Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – is to hear the sound of the shofar. The main point is that the mitzva is to listen, as opposed to other religions, where the important element is an image. Hearing maintains the purity of the Divine message.

So the Torah begins a new year by developing the ability to listen, to recognize G-d as one who has a voice, which He wants mankind to hear.

(NOTE: If you do not see English subtitles on the video, click on the “subtitles” or “caption” button below the video screen.)

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About Rabbi Oury Cherki

Rabbi Oury Cherki
Rav Oury Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959 and grew up in France, and he made Aliyah in 1972. He studied at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was founded by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF. He studied with Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou), Rav Shlomo Binyamin and Achlag. Rav Cherki heads the Israeli department of Machon Meir, and he is the Director of Brit Olam - the Noahide World Center.He teaches in many places throughout Israel. Rav Cherki is the spiritual leader of the "Beth Yehuda" community in Kiryat Moshe (Jerusalem). He has written many books on Jewish thought and philosophy.

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