The Yemenite Shofar XL 36"
In biblical times, the shofar announced the beginning of each new moon or month. In the temple, the shofar was used to announce the beginning of weekly prayers. The beginning and ending of Sabbath was also marked by a blast on the shofar. In the temple, priests were trained to blow the shofar from a place called "Pinnacle Corner," or the pinnacle tower. When nearby people heard the sound, they were reminded to confess their sins and to look to God for forgiveness.
Size, Weight, and Authenticity
Displayed on it's side, the Yemenite Shofar XL measures about 36" L × 7.5" H × 2.75" D and weighs 2.28 lbs. This shofar is 100% authentic and kosher, manufactured and shipped directly from Israel. Manufactured under the strict supervision of the Israeli Rabbinate, each shofar is carefully inspected to deem it "kosher," produced in accordance with strict religious laws of the State of Israel.
The History and Biblical Significance of the Shofar
A shofar is a ceremonial horn instrument usually created from ram horns, but in Yemenite Jewish culture shofars are often made from the horns of the kudu — a type of large antelope. During biblical times, the shape and type of animal horn used to make a shofar were important. Horns could be taken only from a kosher animal, like sheep or mountain goats, including the kudu. Shofars come in a range of sizes and types, lengths and shapes, depending on a community's tradition, and may also be decorated with silver plating. The shofar is possibly the oldest and most iconic Jewish ritual object.
The shofar is one of the oldest wind instruments in the world and was used in the time of the Bible to intimidate the enemy, to declare war, and to call people to assembly.
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