Rosh HaShanah, a wake up call

Rav Shimon Schwab writes that the Torah states that HaShem cast a deep slumber on Adam, and we do not find that Adam ever woke up. Rav Schwab teaches us that this reflects on the idea that mankind has never woken up.

The Rambam writes that although the mitzvah to blow Shofar is a gizeiras hakasuv, there is a remez that one should wake up from his slumber and repent. It is noteworthy that Adam HaRishon was created on Rosh Hashanah (see Ran to Rosh Hashanah) and it is specifically on Rosh Hashanah that Adam fell asleep, and it is on Rosh Hashanah when we blow a shofar to arouse us from our slumber.

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