Freedom and Homecoming: T’ka b’shofar

T’ka b’shofar gadol l’chayrutaynu
V’sa nes l’kabaytz g’luyotaynu
Freedom and Homecoming Hebrew text
Sound the Great Shofar for our Freedom
And raise the banner as we all come home. (Amida)

A Chant for Rosh Hashana

These words are part of the daily Amida, but they can be chanted especially for Rosh Hashana as we gather the tribe in celebration of the New Year and all its possibilities. For me this prayer is an affirmation that while we each are sent far and wide to our freedom — to fulfill the destiny we are given. We can also return in celebration and be welcomed home.

To hear the various parts of the chant, use the audio player. To download a part, right-click a note and save (or download) the linked MP3 file.

For the musical notation, see The Magic of Hebrew Chant, page 242.

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