Religion: Holy Jewish Days

TEKIAH SHEBARIM TERUAH 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.

In the synagogue the rabbi stands before his people like a Semitic tribal chief. Sunset falls. The rabbi picks up a yellowed ram's horn and tongues it into the cadences of the TEKIAH. It is the call to Jews, their reminder that God created the world out of a void and howling darkness 5,689 years ago. Rosh Hashonah, the New Year, opens; the Book of Life is closed upon the passed...