||When you sound a series of short notes, the camps to the east shall begin the march.
Utekatem teru'ah venase'u hamachanot hachonim kedmah.
||Then, when you sound a second series of short notes, the camps to the south shall set out.
Utkatem tru'ah shenit venas'u hamachanot hachonim teymanah tru'ah yitke'u lemas'eyhem.
||However, when the community is to be assembled, [the trumpets] shall be sounded with a long note, and not with a series of short notes.
Uvehakhil et-hakahal titke'u velo tari'u.
(Targum). In the Talmud there is a dispute as to whether the teruah mentioned here was a stacatto note or a series of three short notes (Rosh HaShanah 33b). It is also noted that the series of short notes was preceded and followed by a single long note (Sifri; Rosh HaShanah 34a; Rashi).
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The Tabernacle would then move on. See Numbers, 10:17,21. Some say that a third blast would signal the beginning of the march for the western camp, and a fourth for the northern camp (Ramban; Josephus, Antiquities 3:12:6; Septuagint). In other sources, however, this is debated (Sifri).