Today is Yom Teruah – Rosh Hashannah (the new year) in modern Judaism, the day of trumpet blasts. It’s known as the Feast of Trumpets in Christianity. Yom Teruah literally means a day of noise/blasts. It’s the first day of the seventh month in the Jewish calendar which begins sunset September 29 and ends sunset September 30. 2011.
Iubilee is of this Hebrew word Iobel, which in English signifieth a trumpet: a yeare of singuler mirth and ioy, and of much reste. -Marbeck, 1581
It’s Time to Wake Up!
The sounding of the shofar on Yom Teruah is a wake-up blast – a reminder that the time is near for the Day of Atonement, the time is near for repentance.
The Yom Teruah trumpet blast is intimatedly connected with the Jubilee. With a blast of the shofar, Liberty was proclaimed throughout the land, debts were cancelled and slaves set free. All the dispossessed poor returned and took back their inheritance. The Hebrew “Yobel”, the shofar, the ram’s horn trumpet, later became associated with the Latin words “Jubilum” and “Jubilaire”, which mean to rejoice, to celebrate, to party. So the English word we know as “Jubilee” has always been associated with music, a horn, trumpets, singing, rejoicing, partying and victory celebrations.
It’s time to sound the Trumpet!
It’s time to Proclaim Liberty!
This is a short video of the traditional shofar sounds and their names. you can hear the different sounds of the Shofar…
TOQUE DE SHOFAR COM A BENÇAO ARAONICA imagens do templo…..