Sunday, October 2, 2011

The shofar's sound of supplication

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For PsalmChallenge, centered at Daily Athens blog, here are selected verses of Psalm 28, the ones that I like to think are illustrated by the photo of my grandson Dean.
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2. Hear the sound of my supplication when I cry out to You, when I raise up my hands toward Your holy shrine.
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6. Blessed is the LORD, for He hears the sound of my supplication.
7. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him.
I was helped, and my heart rejoiced, so I will give thanks to Him with my song.
8. The LORD is His people's strength; a stronghold for the deliverance of His anointed is He.
9. Deliver Your people, bless Your heritage; shepherd them and raise them up forever.


Dean made the shofar out of a goat's horn.
Incredibly, at his tender age (this was a few years ago), he made soul-stirring sounds.
There is a little video of him blowing the shofar.
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Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is this Friday evening until Saturday night.
May everyone be sealed in the Book of Life.

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15 comments:

toby said...

Wow, that is really impressive! Way to go, Dean!

Cloudia said...

And YOU too, DINA.

Bless that sweet boy.



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ρομπερτ said...

Human breath, sound, safety.

Thank you for this wonderful entry very much. Please have you all a good new week and please join again soon.

Leif Hagen said...

I see band or orchestra in Dean's future....

Hels said...

I usually find most symbolic elements of religious practice to be all symbolism and not much substance. But the shofar sound goes through the centre of the heart. It works!

Long life!

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

Dean is so sweet Dina. Unfortunately he lives so far so you cannot cuddle him each time you would but I hope you can meet him as soon as possible.

Kay said...

I wish you peace and happiness always. Dean is so adorable!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an amazing sound Dean made with the shofar Dina, he is a gorgeous little boy, you must be so proud of him. I really enjoy reading about your many religious happenings. I think it would be marvelous to switch off all communications for a day and have peace.

Robin said...

That is really impressive - way to go kiddo!

Gmar hatima tova Dina.

Pietro said...

A really impressive post, Dina.
Dean is so pretty.

VP said...

He gets an impressive sound, bravo Dean!

Spiderdama said...

He is so cute:-) And that is really impressive! I think it`s so difficult..
Hope you have a blessed week.

mirae said...

ah Dina, this has to be the most beautiful image on the internet right now.-also with the caption that this is a shofar. this gives it such spiritual depth.
Ah and he looks so beautiful in his prayer shawl -his sky blue eyes matching.a child's prayer is the most poignant.

It is almost as if he has the power of sounding a supplication for the entire planet.

Yes wow did he ever sound miraculously wonderful in sounding the shofar when he was younger.I agree it has a heart rending sound.
well little boys have alot of energy but it is channelled spiritual energy..yes it is in his blood...
may God bless him and be his shield and strength.

thankyou beautiful Dina.

Louis la Vache said...

Very impressive, Dina.
«Louis» thanks you for linking this at his Psalm post.

JM said...

How cute! :-)