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Blowing the Shofar

Look Who's Blowing The Shofar On The Jewish New Year

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion

(RNS) For thousands of years Jews have been commanded to blow the shofar, the horn of an animal, whose sound is said to rouse the soul. Shofar blow...

Inside Out, Outside In: Weaving Together The Jewish High Holidays

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

Of all the rituals and customs of the High Holidays, blowing the shofar stands out as the most potent of all symbols. It is reminiscent of the formation of man: "and God blew into his nostrils the soul of life" (Genesis 2:7).

Rosh Hashanah 2011: Blowing The Shofar Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion

A shofar is a horn, traditionally that of a ram, used for Jewish religious purposes. During Elul, the month of preparation before the Jewish High Holi...