The Ancient Musical Instrument That Will Sound For Rosh Hashanah

September 22, 2014 1:57 PM

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The Jewish New Year begins with the resounding cry of the shofar, an instrument made of ram's horn that has been in use for centuries.

The Torah tells us: Abraham look up and behold, he saw a ram caught in the thicket by its horns [Genesis 22:13]. This teaches us that the Holy One, blessed be God, showed our ancestor Abraham the ram tearing himself free from one thicket and becoming entangled in another. Said the Holy One, blessed ...

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