Message from Rabbi Alfredo


According to the sages the sharp, guttural and rustic sound of the Shofar moves God from the throne of Justice to the throne of Mercy. There is something pure, powerful and authentic that comes out of that simple horn. The shofar can acquire human form. The great Baal Shem Tov teaches that each one of us is a Divine shofar. Each time we inhale and exhale, the divine vibrates within us. Rosh ha-shana is a time to see each other as vessels of the Divine. It is an opportunity to be moved from our own positions of judgement to a more merciful one.
May you be blessed with sensitivity and empathy to listen to the voice emanating from those you love and those you must forgive. Shana Tova u’metuka
Rabbi Alfredo