Happy the People that Know the Shofar’s Blast
כתיבה וחתימה טובה a good inscription and sealing in the Book of Life!
“Happy the people who know the תְרוּעָה (teru’ah), blast. O YHWH, they walk in the light of Your presence (Psalms 89:16). Happy the people who know—and it is not written who hear. Who know the blast: by virtue of the wise, who know through the air of the Holy Land [cf. BT Bava Batra 158b], they know תְרוּעָה (teru’ah), the blast—mystery of תְרוּעָה (teru’ah), as it is written: You will תְּרֹעֵם (tero’em), You will smash them, with a rod of iron (Psalms 2:9). What nation is like Israel, who know supernal mysteries of their Lord—to come before Him and draw near to Him? All those who know the mystery of תְרוּעָה (teru’ah) may draw near, to walk in the light of the countenance of the blessed Holy One. This is the primordial light that the blessed Holy One…
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