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Cheshvan 13, 5769

Hearing the Shofar

Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

Where do we get the Mitzvah to hear the Shofar, the Torah says that it is a day of blowing Shofarot but that is a commandment to blow , not to hear?

You can't learn practical Mitzvot from the written Torah without the oral Torah's interpretation.
When the Torah writes [Bamidbar 29] Yom Terua Yihiye Lachem a day of a Shofar blast it shall be for you, Moshe Rabenu on Har Sinai was taught the meaning is every Jew needs to listen to the Shofar blast; Moshe then delivers this information on to all Jews.
That is the way almost all of the Mitzvot are interpreted from the written Torah to practice. [Try to explain the word of the Torah lay Tefilin without the oral interpretation]

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