Man blowing a shofar 311.
(photo credit: iTravelJerusalem)
Whether it's the toppling of the walls of Jericho, the redemption of the
Western Wall and Temple Mount, or if it's at the synagogue on Yom
Kippur and Rosh Hashana – the shofar has been and always will be an
integral part of the Jewish nation, through good and bad times.
The Sound the Shofar exhibition which opened last week in Jerusalem
displays some of the most important and well-known shofars, such as the
shofar of Rabbi Goren that was sounded at the redemption of the Western
Wall. Also on display shofars that were witness to some of the most
trying times of the Jewish nation, such as the Holocaust, which were
discovered after the war.
Visitors will also be able to see a shofar from the time of the British
Mandate that was blown on Yom Kippur despite the British ban to blow a
shofar, which was punishable by a prison sentence.
In the exhibition there are no less than 140 shofars, and it's not something you want to miss. The exhibition is open to the public and will run until the end of February in the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem.Stay tuned for more episodes of CITYsights.
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