The Sound of the Shofar

Triumphant and jarring, the shofar is a musical instrument used in Jewish rituals since biblical times. In modern Judaism, the shofar is used most commonly on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, two holidays observed in the fall, as a call to worship.

In this piece, Rabbi Norman Klein, the leader of Sinai Temple in Champaign, talks about shofar tradition, the sounds they make, and an unlucky shofar of his own.

Listen: The Shofar (without voiceover)

Listen: The Shofar (with voiceover)

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