Sounds of the shofar
raising the alarm
How many years have the voices of many gone unheard?
Can we hear their Tekiyah?
their cry of summoning?
Can we hear their Teruah?
their cry of alarm and urgency?
Can we hear their Shevarim?
their weeping cry of brokenness?
What do you hear? What do you yearn to hear? What must we hear?
*Last year before Rosh Hashanah, Abbe and I collaboratively wrote this piece. This year she posted it on a rabbi list serve and we were thrilled to find that many people used it in their Rosh Hashanah services. Enjoy!