Posted by: Elena's Israel Blog | 09/28/2011

MAKING A SHOFAR

On Rosh HaShanah, which begins tonight at sundown, shofars (trumpets or ram’s horns) will be blown all over the Jewish world. The “Shofar”, made from the horn of a ram or other kosher animal, is traditionally blown as part of the prayer service of Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year).  Its blowing is certainly the highlight of the day, inspiring Jews all over the world to heed its inspiring calls and return to God, the King of Kings.

There are many varieties of Shofars – they come in all shapes, colors, and sizes… all with a common purpose and message for the future. The piercing sound of the Shofar reminds Jews of the day when the Nation of Israel will finally be redeemed, with the arrival of the Messiah and the rebuilding of their Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

The Shofar inspires Jews to change their ways to show God that they are ready for that very special day.

Watch this very interesting video to see how a Shofar is made – from start to finish. Learn how it is transformed from being a simple animal part to a beautiful, shiny, holy object – ready to be used for its’ high purpose on Rosh Hashana.

Click here for the video: http://unitedwithisrael.org/the-making-of-a-shofar/

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  1. Since I own a shofar, I found that very interesting. I had no idea of the process through which the “horn” is transformed into a shofar. Thank you.


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