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The dual call of the Shofar

The dual call of the Shofar

Why do we need two sets of shofar blasts?Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 06/09/2021 16:30
Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Guide for the Perplexed, 2021

Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Guide for the Perplexed, 2021

Did you know that the New Jewish Year is the only Jewish holiday celebrated upon the appearance of a new moon? This and much more. Op-ed.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, 06/09/2021 16:00
Health Min: Prayers should be led by people who received booster shot

Health Min: Prayers should be led by people who received booster shot

Health Ministry recommends only people who have received 3 vaccine doses lead Rosh Hashannah prayers or blow the shofar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2021 15:28
Watch: Chabad Lubavitch emissaries blow shofar around the world

Watch: Chabad Lubavitch emissaries blow shofar around the world

Chabad Lubavitch presents 'daily shofar' project, showcasing shofar-blowing in various locations around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2021 14:15
Rosh Hashannah in the labor death camp

Rosh Hashannah in the labor death camp

Every year when the shofar was blown, the elderly man ran out of shul. Why?Rabbi Eli Hecht, 30/08/2021 09:53
Watch: 'Homeland'  and 'Princess Bride' star Mandy Patinkin blows shofar

Watch: 'Homeland' and 'Princess Bride' star Mandy Patinkin blows shofar

Actor Mandy Patinkin: "A Tekiah Gedolah so that your wishes and prayers are heard."Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/09/2020 07:49
To be open to the voices

To be open to the voices

The shofar isn't a musical instrument, and that's what sets it apart from all other musical instruments and makes us open our hearts.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 17/09/2020 18:47
Hundreds of new shofar blowers to reinforce kibbutzim

Hundreds of new shofar blowers to reinforce kibbutzim

Ayelet Hashahar organization prepares local residents in moshavim and kibbutzim to blow shofar properly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2020 09:06
Watch: 'Who is the man who desires life' played on shofar

Watch: 'Who is the man who desires life' played on shofar

Classic song played on shofar with piano accompaniment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2020 14:49
Who needs hundreds of new shofar blowers in the Kibbutzim?

Who needs hundreds of new shofar blowers in the Kibbutzim?

The group 'Ayelet Hashachar' training residents of kibbutzim and moshavim to blow the shofar for small prayer groups across the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2020 12:55
Can a Shofar be blown on Shabbat, on the Temple Mount?

Can a Shofar be blown on Shabbat, on the Temple Mount?

Even if State allows Temple Mount ascent on Shabbat, blowing shofar and taking lulav on Shabbat are forbidden, Rabbi Dov Lior rules.Mordechai Sones, 08/09/2020 23:01
Watch: Blowing the shofar in Abu Dhabi

Watch: Blowing the shofar in Abu Dhabi

Israeli delegation holds morning shaharit prayers in United Arab Emirates capital city ahead of talks with UAE leaders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2020 08:44
Initiative: Blow the shofar at the same time across the country on Rosh Hashannah

Initiative: Blow the shofar at the same time across the country on Rosh Hashannah

B'Noam rabbinical organization launches project have all shofar blowers in Israel go outside to blow the shofar at the same time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2020 07:53
How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

We are faced with many issues relating to the pandemic and High Holydays this year, but the depth of our prayers has not changed. Op-ed.Larry Gordon, 30/08/2020 04:00
Yehudah Glick requests to blow shofar on Temple Mount

Yehudah Glick requests to blow shofar on Temple Mount

Former MK asks permission to blow shofar on Temple Mount for month of Elul and Rosh Hashanah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2020 11:10
Holidays during coronavirus: Dutch rabbis advise blowing shofar outside

Holidays during coronavirus: Dutch rabbis advise blowing shofar outside

Blow shofar sparingly and outside, Dutch rabbis warn worshipers.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/08/2020 21:24
Teshuva: The power to reconnect and recreate

Teshuva: The power to reconnect and recreate

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains how the shofar, ram's horn, is related to teshuva, the process of reconnecting with Hashem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2019 14:53
Museum to display shofar from Auschwitz

Museum to display shofar from Auschwitz

NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage reveals never-seen shofar from Auschwitz as part of exhibition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2019 12:24
Watch: Boris Johnson tries - but fails - to blow shofar

Watch: Boris Johnson tries - but fails - to blow shofar

UK PM tries to blow shofar ahead of Rosh Hashannah holiday, during visit in Labour stronghold in North England.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/09/2019 13:31
Brazilian governor requests sound of shofar at his inauguration

Brazilian governor requests sound of shofar at his inauguration

Wilson Witzel, ardent supporter of Israel, took office surrounded by several members of the local Jewish community at a ceremony in Rio.Marcy Oster, JTA, 03/01/2019 14:40
Watch: Mark Zuckerberg blows shofar for Rosh Hashanah

Watch: Mark Zuckerberg blows shofar for Rosh Hashanah

Facebook CEO posts video of self blowing shofar, generating thousands of likes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2018 10:02
Watch: The sound of Rosh Hashanah

Watch: The sound of Rosh Hashanah

IDF soldiers blow the shofar as the Jewish people welcome Rosh Hashanah.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/09/2018 01:06
Happy New Year, my dear Jewish People

Happy New Year, my dear Jewish People

The Jewish People's existence reminds every human being of the inhumanity of the culture of death. The Jews, killed and persecuted, chose life. Giulio Meotti, 09/09/2018 11:51
Watch: Refaini Hashem on Shofar

Watch: Refaini Hashem on Shofar

From Brooklyn to Israel and back, Danny Flam plays Yossi Green's song Refaeini Hashem on shofar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2018 14:14
Bringing Rosh Hashana to the public

Bringing Rosh Hashana to the public

Initiative will enable wider Israeli public to hear the Shofar blasts by holding Rosh Hashana activities in public parks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2018 20:03
Women of the Wall brandish ram's horns in Kotel provocation

Women of the Wall brandish ram's horns in Kotel provocation

As every year in month of Elul, so this morning: Women of the Wall arrive to Western Wall plaza, produce Torah scrolls and blow shofars.Mordechai Sones, 12/08/2018 16:34
Shofar in the Senate in honor of Israel

Shofar in the Senate in honor of Israel

Washington Senate approves resolution in honor of Israel's 70th Independence Day. Jews and Christians celebrate together.Guy Cohen, 19/03/2018 01:05
An insight into the mitzva of hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashannah

An insight into the mitzva of hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashannah

Personal mitzva? Communal mitzva? How do we define hearing the shofar blasts?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 18/09/2017 07:28
Rosh Hashannah Resolutions -- and how tough it is to forgive

Rosh Hashannah Resolutions -- and how tough it is to forgive

Do you forgive? Jack Engelhard, 14/09/2017 13:24
This factory makes thousands of shofars each year

This factory makes thousands of shofars each year

Some of the best shofars in Israel are made in the Golan Heights by a passionate father and devoted son.JTA, 09/09/2017 20:20
4 Shofar types: How to choose the perfect shofar?

4 Shofar types: How to choose the perfect shofar?

Shofars: made from kudu or ram’s horn, natural in textured body or polished and refined, always in the center of Jewish life.Paulina Jukov, worldofjudaica, 29/06/2017 12:04
Wig wearers excluded from hearing shofar

Wig wearers excluded from hearing shofar

A Jerusalem synagogue told female wig wearers they could not hear the shofar in its precincts.Yoel Domb, 06/10/2016 12:35
Police Admit 'No Ban on Shofar at Temple Mount'

Police Admit 'No Ban on Shofar at Temple Mount'

Court throws out police requests to distance youths for 'crimes' of bringing religious articles into Temple Mount.Ari Yashar, 29/07/2015 13:34
Shofar From Liberation of Jerusalem Exhibited

Shofar From Liberation of Jerusalem Exhibited

Unique exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem presents the Shofar as a witness to the history of the Jewish peopleGavriel Queenann & Yoni K., 27/09/2011 02:08
Global Shofar FlashMob Held Around the World

Global Shofar FlashMob Held Around the World

Jews around the world gathered on Sunday for first-ever global Shofar FlashMob, a two-minute shofar blowing and call for repentance.Elad Benari, 19/09/2011 04:13
Western Wall Shofar-Blowers

Western Wall Shofar-Blowers

Six men who, as teenagers, braved the British to blow the shofar at the Western Wall on Yom Kippur decades ago, gather for a remarkable reunion.Hillel Fendel, 14/09/2010 21:45