Shofar

A shofar (Hebrew: שופר‎) is a horn, traditionally that of a ram, used for Jewish religious purposes. Shofar-blowing is incorporated in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Shofar come in a variety of sizes.

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Rosh Hashanah Prayer Service
... The Shofar is blown during Mussaf at several intervals ... (In many synagogues, even little children come and hear the Shofar being blown.) Biblical verses are recited at each point ... According to the Mishnah, 10 verses (each) are said regarding kinship, remembrance, and the shofar itself, each accompanied by the blowing of the shofar ...
Rosh Hashanah - Shofar Blowing
... Laws on the form and use of the shofar and laws related to the religious services during the festival of Rosh Hashanah are described in Rabbinic literature such as the Mishnah that formed the ... The shofar is blown in long, short and staccato blasts that follow a set sequence Teki'ah (long sound) Numbers 103 Shevarim (3 broken sounds) Numbers ...
Little Western Wall - In The News
... Jewish boy was arrested for blowing a shofar (ceremonial horn instrument) while at the wall ... the police warned the boy to stop blowing the shofar in that area and instead invited him to do so at the main area of the Kotel in the Western Wall Plaza ... obey the order of the police and continued to blow the shofar at the Kotel Katan ...
Amnon Yitzhak - Biography
... he established the non-profit organization 'Shofar' for promoting the "return to religion" amongst the Jewish Israeli population ... Through 'Shofar', Yitzhak has launched two widely distributed weekly newspapers, Arba Kanfot and Shofar News geared to the Haredi public and general public respectively ...
Shofar - Use in Modern Times - Non-religious Musical Usage
... The shofar is sometimes used in Western classical music ... The Apostles includes the sound of a shofar blowing, although other instruments, such as the flugelhorn, are usually used instead ... In pop music, the shofar is used by the Israeli Oriental metal band Salem in their adaptation of "Al Taster" psalm ...