A Trumpet Calls
Listen for the shofar.
Listen for it - it calls to us on a deep, spiritual level.
As it resonates throughout your being;
close your eyes and listen.
Listen for it to herald things that are new.
A new year.
Listen for the ancient sound,
which calls us to lift our voices in praise and rejoicing before our LORD.
Hear it's timeless voice as it calls us to repent
and prepare ourselves for Yom Kippur.
Listen as it calls you to repair that which is broken
and strengthen that which is weak.
Hear it echo through the ages,
through our history,
through your memories.
Hear the blasts, different and distinct, calling us to pay heed, gather and feast.
ADONAI said to Moshe, "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI.'"