The shofar the sound of compassion from the Zohar of Rabbi Ashlag

The Shofar: the sound of compassion

by yedidah on September 2, 2013


What do we hear when we blow the shofar? Do we hear a cry to battle or do we hear a call for repentance?

The Zohar teaches us that the shofar in its essence is the sound of compassion. It is the sound of the Malchut joined with Binah, the Sephirah of compassion.

On Rosh Hashanah we start the year’s cycle all over again. The original energy that  came into the world at creation is present again. But this light is too strong for us and needs balancing. This the Jewish people do with the mitzvah of the blowing of the shofar, thus bringing the sound of compassion to all humankind.

This is a class given on the inner meaning  of the shofar, in which we learn a piece of the  Zohar  explained by Rabbi Yehudah  Lev Ashlag in the Perush HaSulam. The teaching is followed by a short discussion.

About 35 minutes

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