And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. (NUMBERS, 29:1.)

Thus spake the Lord to Moses. Last week, in the dimness of innumerable U. S. tabernacles, the shofar* sounded, reminding the Jews that the world was created by God out of void and a howling darkness 5,686 years ago. The horn rang at sundown, and at that hour candles, sombre and fierce, like...

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