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    ftresi
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    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?

    #1826387

    Gadolhadorah
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    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.

    #1826427

    Alizgitt
    Participant

    Might have something to do with them “doing” Yom Kippur Katan.

    #1826411

    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    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.

    #1826568

    Little Froggie
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    שיפורא גרים

    #1826592

    Cleanmyhouse
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    Mashiach is coming!!!

    #1826636

    Yabia Omer
    Participant

    This is NOT a Moroccan custom. Not a Sephardic one.

    #1826671

    ftresi
    Participant

    @Yabia Omer, then where does the custom come from? I

    #1826633

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    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 minhag

    #1827099

    Yabia Omer
    Participant

    I can assure you that it is not a Sephardic or Moroccan custom. Perhaps that particular shul adopted it.

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