January 27, 2020 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm #1826352ftresiParticipant
I davened mincha yesterday at a Moroccan Shul (I was out and that was the nearby Shul). They blew shofar before mincha.
Is this always done or was it an erev Rosh Chodesh thing?
What’s the basis for this minhag?January 27, 2020 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm #1826387GadolhadorahParticipant
Lots of inyanim on this question and I’m not aware of any single answer. I’ve heard its a rosh chodesh minhag at some Sephardeshe shuls but certainly not all.
If we read literally the last phrase of this pasuk, Uvayom simchaschem ovamo’adaychem ovaroshei chodshaychem”, we might think it was done during z’man beis hamikdash but NOT after curban bayis sheini. Perhaps some sehphardeshe shuls have instituted monthly blowing l’ zecher limikdash.
Also the pasuk תקעו בחדש שופר בכסה ליום חגנו could be read to mean Rosh Hashana and not every rosh chodesh.
There are probably lots more explanations I’ve never heard.January 27, 2020 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #1826427AlizgittParticipant
Might have something to do with them “doing” Yom Kippur Katan.January 27, 2020 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm #1826411Reb EliezerParticipant
It could be as tthere is a minhag to make Yom Kippur Katan for a time of teshuva at least twice a year, they blow shofar to wake people up.January 27, 2020 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #1826568Little FroggieParticipant
שיפורא גריםJanuary 27, 2020 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1826592CleanmyhouseParticipant
Mashiach is coming!!!January 28, 2020 12:09 am at 12:09 am #1826636Yabia OmerParticipant
This is NOT a Moroccan custom. Not a Sephardic one.January 28, 2020 9:47 am at 9:47 am #1826671ftresiParticipant
@Yabia Omer, then where does the custom come from? IJanuary 28, 2020 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm #1826633GadolhadorahParticipant
Chassidim don’t hold that blowing shofar will accelerate z’man Moishiach. The only thing that is known to work is to run up an down Eastern Parkway with yellow flags. As noted in the OP, this shofar thing is entirely a Sephardeshe minhagJanuary 29, 2020 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #1827099Yabia OmerParticipant
I can assure you that it is not a Sephardic or Moroccan custom. Perhaps that particular shul adopted it.
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