The book of Mishlei (Proverbs) 14:28 tells us, “The King’s glory is in a multitude of people,” (“the King,” of course, referring to God). This isn’t just a nice idea; it actually has legal ramifications. For example, what’s the preeminent mitzvah of Rosh Hashana? Blowing the shofar, of course! Wouldn’t we want to blow the shofar as soon as possible on Rosh Hashana because zerizim makdimin l’mitzvos (the zealous are quick to perform mitzvos)? Despite this, for some reason we blow shofar at Musaf rather than at Shacharis. According to the Talmud in Rosh Hashana (32b), at least part of the reason for this is b’rov am hadras melech (the King’s glory is in a multitude of people) as more people are in shul for Musaf than for Shacharis.
Seeing how important it is to glorify God in a multitude of people, join us this Sunday, April 29, for Torah New York. We don’t want to say it’s big but there’s a reason the event is being held indoors at Citi Field!
Last year’s event received rave reviews but there’s no substitute for experiencing it live and in person! We think that you’ll find the experience not only fulfills b’rov am hadras melech but also hinei mah tov u’mah naim sheves achim gam yachad – Behold how good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell together (Psalms 133:1)!