Shofarot

 

שופרות | Shofarot | Wake Up

 

Shofar 

Like the Shofar, these piercing blasts penetrate deep into every crevasse of our being, reverberating through space and time. The wailing horn grips our soul and shakes us awake from a deep slumber.

Immerse yourself in the cries of Donnie Trumpet. Press play and close your eyes.

The Shofar is a call to action. What is one action you didn’t take in the past year that you can commit to for the coming year?
— Journal Question No. 5

 

Awake, you sleepers from your sleep. Arouse you slumberers from your slumber and ponder your deeds... Do not be like those who miss the truth in pursuit of shadows and waste their years seeking vanity. Look well to your souls and consider your deeds.

Maimonides

 

empowerment

Wake Up Everybody could be the thesis statement of the Shofar blasts. Just like Maimonides' plea to from 1000 years ago, this song echos that medieval call to wake up. The human condition perpetually leads us to protracted sameness and unconscious apathy, but awareness is not the goal. Our goal is to transform our experience into action, because "The world won't get no better if we just let it be."

What about our broken world most concerns you? What’s one action you can take this week to mend that brokenness?
— Journal Question No. 6

Redemption

Judaism is a religion of dreamers, a civilization built on hope. This track comes from the Civil Rights movement of the 60s, sparked by dreamers and sustained by hope. This uplifting anthem of emancipation imagines what could be and sings it into reality. This song warms your soul and offers us a final prayer:
I wish I could share all the love that's in my heart
Remove all the bars that keep us apart

Amen.

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