Thursday, September 17, 2020

תקיעות ביים רבי'ן - Guest Post

The Rebbe's face is white on the bimah, in a sea of thousands in white and black. 770 is silent. It is so quiet that a paper cup falling from a table could be heard among the gathered seven thousand chasidim.

My brother Moishy pushes me closer so I have a clear view above the hats of Israelis standing on the bench in front of us. We are standing together on three milk boxes which we chained to the bench before yom tov.

There is a white light in the wordless room. The souls united creates a vacuum. All faces are glued to the Rebbe.

מן המיצר קראתי קה, the Rebbe's plaintive voice beseeching, in a low voice; a beckoning from son to father, from the vacuum to the light.

ענני במרחב קה, the Rebbe's voice is crying through the words, though all we hear are the words.

טוב טעם ודעת למדני, כי במצותיך האמניתי

The Rebbe's voice fills the room, but not a loud voice; koil demomoh dakoh, a still small voice. Others write about the exact intonation, or the exact way in which the Rebbe moved the handkerchiefs, but what I remember is the still holy voice and a room filed with the bright light of creation.

We were learning the maimorim about the world being recreated through the Shofar and now it was happening.

The sound of the shofar from the Rebbe was unlike any sound I ever heard. The pitch was low, each moment a cry from the universal soul. The sound was so low, you cannot imagine the silence required of the gathered 7000. But you could hear the still low wail of the Rebbe's shofar in every corner of 770.

 And all of us can hear it today, as I hear it now as I write these words.

Yet words will never capture it.

To have seen and beheld.



רחמנא אמר תקעו said...

אבער דער רבי הייסט פייפען פייפט מען

Old Timer said...

As a Litvak this does not resonate with me. During tekios I like to focus on being yotzie and also of doing teshuva. I do not focus on the kedusha of the Baal Tokeia.

שופר של משיח said...

והיה ביום ההוא "יתקע בשופר גדול" ובאו האבדים בארץ אשור והנדחים בארץ מצרים והשתחוו לה' בהר הקדש בירושלם

רש"י. (סנהדרין צז) בששית קולות: יצאו קולות שבן דוד בא. ל"א; "קולות מתקיעת שופר" שנאמר יתקע בשופר גדול, ע"כ. -ישעיה כז

תקיעה גדולה said...

נאך איינער, שר חמש מאות

נייעס און קרישקעלעך פון קרית יואל, ניו יארק

תגובה פרייטאג סעפטעמבער 18, 2020 2:34 pm

גרויסע קבלת פנים פאר ר' מרדכי יצחק סאמעט, בתופים ובמחולת פארענט פין זיין-ויקראו שטוב אויף ישראל זופניק

בעשור לחדש ביום הכפרים תעבירו שופר בכל ארצכם --
וקראתם דרור בארץ לכל ישביה יובל הוא תהיה לכם ושבתם איש אל אחזתו ואיש אל משפחתו תשבו. -ויקרא כה

כמה ותאב לחסידות חב"ד said...

The maamorim don't say that the worlds get created by the tekios of the leader of the corporation to which you belong. Any baal tokeia can create the world with his tekios.
And remember ווי גראבקייט שאדט נישט, איז איידעלקייט ניט קיין כלי. There is no difference between these tekios and someone else's.

This whole article could be written by anyone who convinces them self sufficiently that there is something important emanating from someone else's mouth. There is no substance שוואנצאנות בתפארתו

Mharil said...

Rosh hashana with the rosh bnie yisroel, goes hand in hand