Our first toast is to Yom Truah, the Day of Reawakening. “Truah!” shouts the shofar, blasting the alarm buried in your soul. The shofar wakes us up, and it amplifies our voices, making our prayers heard. Move in your body, stand in your power and be loud.
Together, we raise a glass and make a Toast to Reawakening from Psalm 118:
“From the narrowness of distress, I called to God; and God answered me with the breath of Divine relief. You have heard my voice; do not shut Your ear.”
Blessing for Hearing the Shofar
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu lishmoa kol shofar.
We praise You, Eternal God, Ruler of the universe, who has made us holy with commandments, and who has commanded us to hear the voice of the shofar.
Reflection Questions for Yom Truah - Day of Reawakening
When was I asleep in the past year?
What do I want to be alert to in the year to come?
Holiday/Event: High Holidays
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