Continued from previous DZ
“ וְכִי-תָבֹאוּ מִלְחָמָה בְּאַרְצְכֶם, עַל-הַצַּר הַצֹּרֵר אֶתְכֶם–וַהֲרֵעֹתֶם, בַּחֲצֹצְרֹת; וְנִזְכַּרְתֶּם, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, וְנוֹשַׁעְתֶּם, מֵאֹיְבֵיכֶם.”
“When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.”
The Zohar brings this verse and explains that the ‘adversary’ is the angel of death and ‘who attacks you’ is his mission to find reasons to kill us. The verse gives us the protection and suggests to use the Shofar to break his power.
We do that on Rosh Hashanah when the angel of death comes down to read people’s actions and bring them up for prosecution in front of the higher judge.
The Shofar is a great spiritual tool that helps us against the prosecutor.
“ רַגְלֶיהָ, יֹרְדוֹת מָוֶת; שְׁאוֹל, צְעָדֶיהָ יִתְמֹכוּ.”
“Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.”
When women escort the dead, their legs walk with the angel of death and that is also time to sound the Shofar and break his hold.
More on the power of the Shofar here: http://dailyzohar.com/here-is-your-personal-shofar-blower-for-rosh-hashanah/