Jackson Snyder Presents the Feast Of Trumpets service, which is presented online, and is responsive in every sense despite the difficulties inherent in working with several people at a time on the internet. The Shofar is a drilled-out animal horn blown like a cornet. It is usually a ram’s horn, but a Shofar can be made from the horn of any kosher animal except a cow. Today the use of a long and beautiful antelope horn is popular; or a ram’s horn. Unlike a trumpet, the Shofar has no mouthpiece. It is difficult to sound a shofar with accuracy. Shofar blowers (Tekiah-Masters or Mar Shofarim) spend many hours practicing before Yom Teruah – The Day of Awe. The blowing of the Shofar is the high point of the day. The notes and sounds of the Shofar have been established in detail by centuries of tradition; though this service only requires one good shofarist).
There are four different sounds associated with the Feast of Trumpet’s service. These sounds are
explained as follows (click link to hear sound):
Tekiah – A pure unbroken sound that calls man to search his heart, abandon his evil ways, and
seek forgiveness through repentance.
Shevarim – Three trembling notes typifying sorrow that for wrongdoing and desire for change.
Teruah – Nine very short notes sounding one after the other, like sobbing.
Tekiah Gedolah – The prolonged, unbroken sound typifying a final invitation for Messiah to
return to a repentant and perfected people.
All Four Blasts