Elul 17: Awake

by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 28 August 2018 @ 12:05 am

Image by Irina Levitskaya

Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound!
The joyful sacred festival comes round,
When Dagon king of all the earth is crown’d.
(from Samson by Georg Friedrich Händel)

I know…I know. It’s probably a special sort of blasphemy to select a secular composition that speaks of a Philistine god as a piece of music that rouses my soul. But between the trumpets and the timpani, I cannot help but be stirred from the torpor.


#BlogElul 2018

#BlogElul is a monthlong exploration of themes pertaining to the High Holy Days. Created by R’ Phyllis Sommer, the #BlogElul #ElulGram project allows participants to delve into topics as a way of preparing for the season.

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