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Monday, September 29, 2003

This is what Rabbi Levi-Yitzchok of Berdichev (1740-1810) once said

before the sounding of the shofar
"Lord of the Universe, you said let it be a day of shofar-blowing and in honor of that one commandment we blow the shofar 100 times.

Multitudes of Jews have been blowing the shofar for thousands of years, and we multitudes of Jews have been shouting and praying and begging you for centuries:

Sound just one great blast of the shofar and set us free

- and still you have not done so!"

May the merit of this tzaddik protect us.