Emor: Chapter 32

Blowing the Shofar


Rabbi Yitzchak tells us that God did Yisrael a great kindness by drawing them to Himself from afar. When the higher and lower beings are gathered for Judgment, the blowing of the Shofar causes the attribute of Judgment to turn to Mercy. The sound of the Shofar below causes the supernal Shofar to resound to awaken Mercy. By the sounds below, Yisrael give strength above. We hear about what happens to the wholly wicked, to the wholly righteous, and to the mediocre.