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How to Sound The Shofar

Rabbi Simcha Werner of Monsey writes and Rabbi Shmuel Lew demonstrates how the Shofar should be sounded on Rosh Hashana. Plus: A handy Shofar guide. Full Story, Video

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play it back at the slowest speed
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play it back at the slowest speed

you’ll hear that the Shvarim is 3 medium sounds plus 2 tiny sounds. Why? isnt shvarim just 3 medium sounds?

shvarim
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shvarim

each of the 3 shvarim is an up and down sound. So it is really just one sound after the 3 shvarim, not 2

addition
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addition

The Alter Rebbe writes that for tekios meumad (musaf), the shevorim and teruah should be done in two breaths.
By tekios meyushav, there must be a tiny break between shevorim and teruah, although without taking a breath.
While this is not shayach for mivtzoim, it is shayach when blowing for people at home etc.

At home it’s tekiyos Meyushav
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At home it’s tekiyos Meyushav

So only relevant with a minyan.

To no. 1
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To no. 1

The Alter Rebbe mentions in shulchan aruch to add a short blast after the trhee sighs. The Rebbe always blew like this, 3 and a half sounds. In fact, occasionally he did FOUR sh’vorim plus the extra half sound. It is said that the Rebbe Rashab always did four plus, and there was always discussion among Temimim whether or not we should copy that.

To number 3
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To number 3

Thank you for clarifying. I always had the same question as number one

letter of the rebbe
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letter of the rebbe

the rebbe writes explicitly in a letter that one should emulate this practice
אף שכן הוא בהנהגות שלעצמו – צע”ג אם כן הוא במה שעושה להוציא אחרים (עכ”פ – גם אחרים) ובמ”ע מה”ת, ובפרהסיא. ועאכו”כ – בתק”ש (ולא בהברכה) שכאו”א מקיים המצוה, והרי שומע השברים באופן כו’. וק”ל.

כותב כאן כ”ק אדמו”ר שליט”א, שמהתקיעות שהיה הרבי תוקע להוציא אחרים יכולים ללמוד גם הוראה לרבים. ושוב שואל איך נהגו לתקוע השברים בביהכנ”ס דחב”ד בכ”מ. ועל כך השיב הגר”י

Shevarim Third sound short, is it kosher?
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Shevarim Third sound short, is it kosher?

Many people blowing shofar in Lubavitch do only two full shevarim sounds and the third one short like a truah sound. We do add a short sound but that has to be after three full shevorim sounds.

I always wondered if people have still fulfilled the mivtza of shofar bedieved.

Definitey underscores the need for Baalei Tokaoh to review the halachos carefully.

Beautiful תקיעות
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Beautiful תקיעות

A true professional

התוקע
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התוקע

השברים בסימן שאילה, כי לא כך תקע הרבי, התרועה צריך להיות קצת יותר מהר

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