Jean Stepnoski (21 Sep 2012)
"Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur: The Sounds of the Shofar"


 

Dear Doves,
 
      A message of the clarion call of a shofar on Yom Teruah, The Feast of Trumpets, is an alarm to prepare for coming judgment and herald the beginning of The 70th Week of Daniel. There are 4 notes which can be played on a shofar. They vary according to the duration of the sound. The sounds of shevarim and teruah are short bursts of sound, broken sounds. The sounds of tekiah and the longer tekiah gedolah are the sustained note sounds. Tekiah Gedolah is the longest, can last up to a minute of a sustained single blast. Most of the soundings of the shofar on Yom Teruah concern sets of the first 3. The Tekiah Gedolah is the only shofar sound heard on both Yom Teruah and on Yom Kippur! Other names for it are The Great Trump and Shofar Ha Gadol.
      Most significantly, the Great Trump is blown during late afternoon synagogue services on Yom Kippur at sunset. The Great Trump symbolically announces the closing of Heaven's Gates, opened on Yom Teruah. The names are in the Book of Remembrance, for life or death. Remember The Lamb's Book of Life? Some believe that the shofar will be blown on some Yom Kippur to herald the arrival of the Messiah. Might The Last Trump of The Resurrection  be like The Great Trump, the sole shofar sound heard on Yom Kippur? The most impressive, attention getting, awakening blast of a shofar is the longest blast, of The Great Trump. Tekiah Gedolah is the sound which concludes Yom Kippur. The Blessed Hope BEGINS WITH THE SOUND OF THE SHOFAR (trumpet). Does the awakening blast, the sound of The Resurrection/Rapture draw near?
 
With Love and Shalom,
Jean