Elul: when do we start blowing the Shofar?
The first day or the second day of Rosh Chodesh elul?


  1. Why did the Previous Rebbe say that on the first day of Rosh Chodesh Elul we should “practice” blowing the shofar?
  2. Why do we wait to “practice” with the blowing of the shofar till Rosh Chodesh Elul? Why can’t we do it before?
  3. Why do we start blowing only on the second day of Rosh Chodesh and not on the first?
  4. Seemingly, if someone knows how to blow he also needs to “practice”. why?
  5. Why at the end of Yom Kipur do we blow only one Tekia and not 100 like Rosh Hashanah?
  6. What is the famous Moshol (parable) of the Baal Shem Tov regarding Tekias Shofar?
  7. Who wrote the “Hemshech Vekocho”?
  8. What is a bigger Mitzva; to eat Kugel or to hear Tkiyas shofar?

Based on Likutei Sichos Vol. 34 pages 95-97 and hisvaaduyos 5742 pages 1009-10 and others          

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