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Hachrazah 5769 Elul 27

Rosh Hashana 29b states: When the Festival of Rosh Hashana falls on Shabbat, the shofar was blown in the Temple, but not in the rest of the country. After the Destruction of the Temple R. Yohanan ben Zakkai decreed that the shofar be blown wherever there is a Beth Din.

Informal translation from Hebrew of the 27 Elul, 5769, (16 September 2009) statement:

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Shofar blowing on Rosh Hashanah which occurs on the Sabbath in Jerusalem according to Rabban Yochanan ben Zakai

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah of the year 5770, Shacharit will held as is the custom of Vatikin, at in the Synagogue Beis Bechirah - Tochechay Yerushalayim on HaBechirah Street #4, second floor, in the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem.


  • 5:40 start of the prayer
  • 6:25 morning prayer meeting and reading of the Torah
  • 8:30 meeting court
  • 8:45 blasts (time approximate)
  • 9:00 Added

Piyyutim - according to worshipers and time.

It is possible to meet, at these times, at the Churvah synagogue to receive instruction how to arrive at the Synagogue Beis Bechirah:

  • 5:30
  • 6:00
  • 8:00
  • 8:40

May the so that it will be fulfilled through our actions -- "And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great Shofar shall be blown; and they shall come that were lost in the land of Assyria, and they that were dispersed in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship HaShem in the holy mountain at Jerusalem."

Speaker of the Sanhedrin - Rabbi Hillel Weiss

Secretary - Rabbi Stein

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