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The Shofar

Written by Zev on September 29, 2008 – 5:35 pm -

The Shofar is a musical instrument, typically made from the horn of a ram, and used for Jewish religious purposes.

Today, most Jews hear its unmistakable wail while attending Synagogue during Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and at the end of the Yom Kippur Fast (the Day of Atonement).

Here is a video demonstrating some common Shofar sounds:

 

We’ll take a look at the origin of this unique piece of Judaica and the various uses of the Shofar throughout Jewish history.

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