Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Rosh Hashanah Shofar | KALW

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Rosh Hashanah Shofar

Sep 25, 2014

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

This auditory guessing game is part of Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.

Listen above for the full answer...

RABBI YONATAN COHEN: It’s the sound of an alarm saying, "Wake up! Where have you been?" On a deeper level, the actual mitzvah, the commandment, surrounding the shofar is one of listening. So in order to repent, one needs to tune in and to begin listening once again. Be it listening to one’s loved ones, friends, community, family, as well as listening to one’s inner voice, as well as trying to tune into the presence of God and all that comes through the exercise of tuning into the sound of the shofar.

Congratulations to Janet Sollod, you're this week's winner. 

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