Elul: when do we start blowing the Shofar?
The first day or the second day of Rosh Chodesh elul?
- Why did the Previous Rebbe say that on the first day of Rosh Chodesh Elul we should “practice” blowing the shofar?
- Why do we wait to “practice” with the blowing of the shofar till Rosh Chodesh Elul? Why can’t we do it before?
- Why do we start blowing only on the second day of Rosh Chodesh and not on the first?
- Seemingly, if someone knows how to blow he also needs to “practice”. why?
- Why at the end of Yom Kipur do we blow only one Tekia and not 100 like Rosh Hashanah?
- What is the famous Moshol (parable) of the Baal Shem Tov regarding Tekias Shofar?
- Who wrote the “Hemshech Vekocho”?
- 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