Length – 9-11 inches
Shofars are usually made from Rams horn or Antelopes horn.
The Shofar has been used from Old Testament times and even to the present. It is an instrument usually made from a rams horn. It was blown on the Sabbath, it announced the New Moon, and was used to proclaim the crowning of a new king, It was also used to lead the people of Israel into battle. The most significant modern use of the Shofar is during the holiday of Rosh Ha’Shana.
In modern day Israel, The Shofar is used mainly on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is blown in synagogues to mark the end of the fast at Yom Kippur, and blown at four particular occasions in the prayers on Rosh Hashanah. During the blowing of the shofar on Rosh Hashana, there are three distinct sounds:
- Tekiah– one long, straight blast
- Shevarim– three medium, wailing sounds
- Teruah– 9 quick blasts in short succession
Please note that this item will be shipped separately from Israel.