The defining feature of Rosh Hashana services is the sounding of the shofar. When the holiday falls on Saturday, we don’t sound it. Here’s why the silence speaks more loudly.
The holiday of Rosh Hashana reminds us that there is a space of knowing that exists beyond the world of words.
A deep cry that emanates from within is calling you home.
Your soul is calling. How will you answer?
We are often afraid of creating space for silence out of fear of what might emerge. On Rosh Hashana, the shofar creates that silence for us through its piercing sound. But it’s still up to us to listen to the voice within.
On Rosh Hashana, the shofar rouses us from the depths of our being to commit to a new path, to reorient our maps, to change our behaviors. It is the ultimate call to action.