Monday, September 14, 2009

Halocho #412 - Shofar vs. Shabbat

The Torah commanded us to blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashana - even if it's Shabbat!

However, the Rabbis decreed that one not blow the Shofar on Shabbat out of fear that somebody may transgress the Shabbat by carrying the Shofar outside, in a city that does not have an Eruv.

Therefore this year we will only hear the Shofar on the second day of Rosh Hashana - next Sunday.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 129:23

Ktiva Vechatima Tova

- Danny Monday, 25 Elul 5769

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1 comment:

  1. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch doesn't explain why the shofar *was blown* in the Temple on Shabbat. the Mishna says: "When the Festival of Rosh Hashana falls on Shabbath, the Shophar was blown in the Beth HaMiqdash [the Temple], but not in the rest of the country."

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