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Halacha - hearing the shofar
Submitted by steven hope  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh

In Chumah it says that Rosh HaShana is a "day of terua", but doesn't specify blowing or hearing. The Yerushalmi explains that it refers to hearing, and based on that the beracha we say is "to hear the shofar". This is furthermore supported by the Mishna in Rosh HaShana that says that if one blew the shofar but did not hear the sound that came out he does not fulfill his obligation, obviously hearing is an intrinsic part of the mitzva.

posted:2008-10-05 08:13:48

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