Man blowing Shofar


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Rosh Hashana had just passed and I was inspired. I asked the man who blew shofar in my synagogue if he would pose

for me, and he graciously agreed. When I began this painting I was thinking of the phrase מלכותזכרונותשופרות, [kingship, Remembrance, Shofar blowing] as inspiration, however, when I showed a picture of the painting to a Rabbi in Israel, he

told me that I had captured the exact scenario of how it will be at the end of days. Moshiach (Messiah) will blow the shofar,

HaShem (G-d) will bring down the Bais Hamikdash (the Temple), and everyone will recognize HaShem as the true King of the world.

The passage in this painting is:

“אתה נגלית בענן כבודך, על עם קדשך, לדבר עמם. מן השמים השמעתם קולך, ואנגלית עליהםבערפלי טהר. גם

כל העולם כלו חל מפניך, ובריות בראשית חרדו ממך, בהגלותך מלכינו על הרסיני, ללמד לעמך תורה ומצוות,

כל העולם כלו חל מפניך, ובריות  בראשית חרדו ממך, בהגלותך מלכינו על הרסיני, ללמד לעמך תורה ומצוות,

ככתוב בתורתך”

“You were revealed in your cloud of glory to Your holy people to speak with them. From the heavens You made them hear


Your voice and revealed Yourself to them in the clouds of purity. Moreover, the entire universe shattered before You and the creatures of creation trembled before You during Your revelation, our King, on Mount Sinai to teach Your people Torah and Commandments. You made them here the majesty of Your voice and Your holy utterances from fiery flames. Amid thunder

and lightning, You were revealed to them and with the sound of the shofar you appeared  to them as it is written in Your

Torah.” (from the machzor of Rosh Hashana)

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