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The champion shofar blower of America

How Kal Feinberg got his start: ‘I need a ba’al tokea. You know how to blow shofar. I bought you one. Practice!’

By DAVID GEFFEN
14/09/2017
A young man plays the shofar during the Nashuva Spiritual Community Jewish New Year celebration

Kingship, faith and hope

Said Hannah before the Holy One, blessed be He: Sovereign of the Universe, of all the hosts and hosts that Thou hast created in Thy world, is it so hard in Thy eyes to give me one son?

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
13/09/2017
Western Wall

Jeremy Montagu gives center stage to the ‘oldest musical instrument still in use.’

Let’s face it, the saxophone or the tuba just cannot do the job right.

By RALPH AMELAN
29/09/2016
A shofar

Tradition Today: Fear and rejoicing

The shofar could be thought of as a warning, but it is also associated with celebrations.

Atelier de fabrication de chofar

La corne du bélier

Alors que le son du chofar s’élève dans toutes les synagogues du monde, posons un regard sur la symbolique et l’origine de cet instrument qui accompagne le peuple juif depuis le mont Sinaï

By SIMCHA CHAIRSKY
21/09/2015
Rosh Hashana

Shofar Sho-good: Customs authorities catch man smuggling shofars and etrogs

Jerusalem man tries to bring in goods ahead of the holidays under the noses of airport customs officials.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
07/09/2015
Shofar

Sinai Today: The call of the shofar

Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch says that encoded in this simple pattern of sounds is the key to understanding the message of the shofar.

Yellow basmati rice

Link found between brain region for taste memory and region that encodes time, place of tasting

“This means that even during a simple associative taste, the brain operates the hippocampus to produce an integrated experience," researcher says.

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