24 Elul 5783
Rabbi Orna Triguboff
Jewish Meditation and Kabbalah Teacher, Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra, NSW
Shofar: Vibrational Purifier
During the month of Elul it is customary to listen to the shofar being blown every day, except Shabbat. Then on Rosh ha-Shanah we listen to at least 100 shofar blasts.
The Tiqunei ha-Zohar, Book of Radiance, describes the potential light just waiting to shine from within each person. Over the course of the year, layers of opacity accumulate and block the light from shining. That can be because of actions that are inauthentic, negative emotions and other factors. As you reflect on the year gone by, consider the things that block your light from shining.
The powerful sounds of the shofar are designed to blast through those layers and help reveal our light. The text goes on to say that all the colours of the rainbow can shine when the husks and clouds of chaos are dispersed. I am offering Days of Awe free meditation classes online and you are welcome to join: firstname.lastname@example.org.See more Elul Reflections