Insights from Toras Reb Levi Yitzchok, a weekly class based on the teachings of Harav Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, chief rabbi of the city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, during the bloody Bolshevik revolution and the subsequent Communist oppression and father of the Rebbe.
The shiur is presented by Rabbi Dovid Dubov, Director of Chabad of Mercer County in Princeton, New Jersey, and author of Yalkut Levi Yitzchok, an anthology of commentaries collected from the works of Harav Levi Yitzchak, of blessed memory.
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וַיִּקְרָ֧א אַבְרָהָ֛ם שֵֽׁם־הַמָּק֥וֹם הַה֖וּא יְ’ יִרְאֶ֑ה אֲשֶׁר֙ יֵאָמֵ֣ר הַיּ֔וֹם בְּהַ֥ר יְ’ יֵרָאֶֽה׃
And Abraham named that site Adonai-yireh, “The Lord will see”; whence the present saying, “On the mount of the L-rd there is Vision”.
דתניא כמה יהא שיעור שופר פירש רבי שמעון בן גמליאל כדי שיאחזנו בידו ויראה לכאן ולכאן , טפח (נדה כו, א)
The halacha of a shofar is as it is taught in a baraita: How much is the measure of the length of a shofar for blowing on Rosh HaShana?
Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel explained: It must be long enough that when one holds it in his hand (with four fingers), and seen protruding on one side of his hand and on the other side, i.e., at least one handbreadth – טפח.
Why is a minimum size Shofar
long enough that when one holds it in his hand with four fingers, and seen protruding on one side of his hand and on the other side, i.e., at least one handbreadth.
B) Why not say in short Tefach – Handbreadth?
C) What the meaning of the double mention of יראה (seeing) in the Posuk?