Religion: Holy Days

TEKIAH SHEBARIM TEBUAH TEKIAH

TEKIAH SHEBARIM TEKIAH TEKIAH TERUAH TEKIAH GEDOLAH*

Happy is the people that knoweth the sound of the trumpet; in the light of thy countenance, O Lord, shall they walk.

Through the dimness of innumerable U. S. tabernacles, the shofar, the ram's horn, shrills in onomatopoetic cadences, reminding the Jews that the world was created by God out of void and a howling darkness 5,687 years ago. The horn rings at eventide, as candles, sombre and fierce, like thin yellow hands up pointed in prayer, shine in the synagogues and...

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