“May Your eyes be open day and night toward this House, toward the place where You have resolved to make Your name abide; may You heed the prayers that Your servant offers toward this place.” (II Chronicles 6:20)
Mentioned throughout Jewish sources, the sound of the shofar was used at various times, including at the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Today, the shofar is used on the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, when that same sound has the unique power to awaken our souls to the presence of its Infinite source, and to renew a vision of the spiritual connection we are meant to build in this world.
“Go, swift messengers, To a nation far and remote, To a people thrust forth and away— A nation of gibber and chatter— Whose land is cut off by streams; Which sends out envoys by sea, In papyrus vessels upon the water!” (Isaiah 18:2)
During his week-long visit to Israel, comedian Conan O’Brien is exploring the land, sampling the food, and making people laugh. While here, he took the time to meet up with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his dog, and offer his own theories on the differences between Israeli and American pets.