Lesson 5: Secrets of the Shofar

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Rosh Hashanah Seminar 2009

Lesson 5: Secrets of the Shofar

Published: December 26, 2013
Originally recorded: September 12, 2009

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Lesson Highlights

  • Being judged on our level of Desire to Recieve
  • Transforming our desires
  • Teshuvah, Tzedaka, Tefilah
  • The shofar: sweetening judgment and purifying the Desire to Recieve
  • Binah and Malchut: intense Light and judgment
  • 101 Blowings of the shofar awaken Zeir Anpin
  • Breath (Binah) Voice (Zeir Anpin) and Speech (Malchut)
  • Negative thoughts and crying during the blowing of the shofar
  • The four types of negativity cleansed by the shofar: The key is identifying the desire behind our negative actions
    • Idol Worship/First 30 blowings: What do we make more important than the Light in our lives?
    • Incest (adultery and jealousy) / Second set of 30 blowings: Where are we busy with others instead of ourselves?
    • Bloodshed (spiritually killing or inflicting pain on others) / Third set of 30 blowings: What actions have we done that have caused others pain? Why?
    • Evil Speech/ Last set of 10 blowings: Where have we been involved in gossip and negative speech? What did we get out of it?
  • Structure of the blowings: Right, Left, and Central Column of Right Column (Abraham/Idol Worship), Left Column (Isaac/Incest), Central Column (Jacob/Bloodshed), Malchut (King David/Evil Speech)
  • Songs, happiness and unity during the connections
  • Manifesting energy with the meals
  • Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat

Lesson Description

Join David as he shares kabbalistic teachings and insights to the prayers of Rosh Hashanah and the Shofar Connection.

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Throughout the year we have opportunities to connect with unique and powerful spiritual energies. Increasing our awareness of these windows in time and understanding the kabbalistic prayers and tools  that establish our connection not only improves our lives, but creates the positive change and lasting fulfillment we desire while drawing these divine energies to support the entire world.

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