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Shofars of Israel


 

                               

                     Yemenite Shofar-36'' to 38'' inches-$255.00 

Completely kosher certified - hand picked Ram shofars imported from Israel.
Listen to the sacred sounds of the shofar and rejoice in the presence of the Holy One! Imported from Israel, this authentic Yemenite shofar will connect you more deeply to the roots of our faith. Measurements are taken along the spiral.  The Shofar is the ritual instrument of the ancient and modern Hebrews, the only Hebrew cultural instrument to have survived until now. The shofar was a priestly instrument in Biblical times. The shofar was sounded at the New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and during the Holy Feast Days of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles, and during Jubilee.  The shofar blast destroyed the walls of Jericho, and in the Dead Sea scrolls we read that during battles shofar blowers sounded a powerful war cry to instill fear into the hearts of the enemy while priests blew the six trumpets. Historically it has also served in a number of popular usages: it was sounded during rites to bring rain, in the event of local disasters, and so on.  "Then you shall transmit a blast on the horn; in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, the day of Yom Kippur, you shall have the horn sounded throughout the land...And proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." (Leviticus 25) It is a well know symbol of Rosh Hashanah, is one of the earliest instruments used in Jewish music. Usually made from a rams horn, it can also be made from the horns of other animals, including those of a goat or sheep. It is the one musical instrument that has not changed in over 5,000 years. In Biblical times the shofar was blown to announce an important event, such as the alarm of war or the coming of peace. The Great shofar is said to have been sounded during the greatest event in all Jewish history, the giving of the ten commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai (Shavuot). It's blowing is the only specific commandment for Rosh Hashanah. Just as trumpeters announced the presence of their mortal king, the Jews use it to proclaim the coronation of the King of King. The rams horn is blown 100 times. It is an appropriate symbol as it reminds Jews everywhere of the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to fulfill G-d's command. At the last moment G-d ordered Abraham to exchange Isaac with a sacrificial lamb.