The Messianic Shofar
The ram that was sacrificed in place of Isaac
(within the Torah portion for Rosh HaShanah)
was a special creature
designated at the time of Creation.
From it was made one horn or shofar
that was heard at Mount Sinai.
The second horn will be heard
at the advent of Moshiach (the Messiah).
The Eye of Providence
תָּמִיד עֵינֵי ה’ אֱלֹהֶיךָ בָּהּ
מֵרֵשִׁית הַשָּׁנָה וְעַד אַחֲרִית שָׁנָה
“The Eyes of HaShem your God
are continually upon
(the Land of Israel)
from the beginning of the year
until the end of the year” (Deut 11: 12)
The Eyes refers to the special Divine Providence
upon the Land. always protecting it
and enabling us to experience this
in our daily lives.
The Hebrew word above: מֵרֵשִׁית
(from the beginning)
is missing the letter א in the middle
and not the way
the first word of the Torah: בראשית
(in the beginning) is written:
emphasizing the Hebrew word:
ראש Rosh, the Head
and of course Rosh HaShanah.
Indeed the word בראשית contains
the letters א+ב תשרי
the first two days of Tishre
when we celebrate Rosh HaShanah.
The word מֵרֵשִׁית suggests the
Hebrew word רש (extremely poor!)
and the Midrash teaches us
that just before Rosh HaShana
we are poor and deficient until
we hear the blast of the Shofar
and then the letter א jumps out
to change the רש to ראש,
giving us a new Rosh or Head
for the coming year
with the expanded consciousness
to truly experience
the Divine Providence in our lives.
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