Monday, September 14, 2009

Rosh Hashana Quiz (For Points!!)

Alright, here's my next quiz.

The Background:It is explained in Chassidus how powerful a Hamshacha is brought about through blowing the shofar. The worlds are actually elevated to a very high level. On Shabbos, however, we do not blow Shofar, although it is a mitzvah. Not only is it a mitzvah, it is a mitzvah k'lali (a much higher type...), and it accomplishes this great hamshacha, too.
The reason we don't blow the Shofar on Shabbos, though, is only because of a Rabbinic decree, lest we carry our shofar 4 amos in a public domain, to ask an expert on blowing tips, precision, techniques, halachas about the blasts, etc.

The Question: We will not perform such an incredible mitzvah, only because of a Rabbinical decree? We don't say this decree on Pesach, for example, when there are definitely many, many more halachos about the seder and the matzah, and maror, vechulu. So why now? Aren't we missing out on Rosh hashana that falls out on Shabbos?

The Points: Anyone who answers this question correctly will get 600 points!!!
If you are the first or fourth comment, you get 100 points.
If you give a good answer, that still makes sense, but not the one I meant, you get 300 points.
If you tell a good knock-knock joke in your comment, you get 50 points.

'Real Winners in Life' Bonus: If you are a follower on my blog, you get an additional 75 points!!!
Blood Donor Bonus: If you've given blood in the past year, you can go ahead and give yourself 60 more points.

But you have to add up your own points, and keep track of them.