Alijah means to 'ascend to the Lord' , more specifically, the throne of the Lord, which is Jerusalem (Jeremiah) The shofar is the biblical voice of the Lord in the midst of His people. (Exodus 19:19) It is used to bring God's presence into the midst, bring revelation of the Messiah , the spirit of repentence, the sound of Jubilee every 50th year , and the solemn sound to end the Day of Atonement. It will be the sound of the Lord Himself upon His return to this earth. (I Thess. 4:16)