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Shofar

A Shofar is a Jewish musical instrument typically made out of a ram’s horn, although it can also be created from the horn of a goat or sheep. It creates a trumpet-like sound and is traditionally blown in temple services during the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement. Shofar also comes in an assortment of sizes.
The Shofar is the ritual instrument of the ancient and modern Hebrews, the only Hebrew ethical instrument to have existed thus far. Of military ancestry, the Shofar was a priest like instrument during the Biblical era. According to the Mishna, two different forms of shofar were used in the Temple: one made of ibex horn, its bell adorned with gold, was sounded at New Year and on Yovel Days; one made of ram's horn with silver decoration was sounded on the days of fasting.

Nowadays, the Shofar is used most prominently in the Jewish New Year morning services. It is looked at as a commandment to hear the shofar blown.
According to a few scholars, the Shofar goes back to ancient times when making loud noises on the New Year was believed to frighten away devils and assure a cheerful beginning to the approaching year. It is difficult to allege whether this practice influenced Judaism.

There is a good deal of symbolism associated with the legal demands for what comprises a suitable Shofar. The Shofar of the Jewish New Year, whose intent is to awaken the Almighty in the listener, may not be built of an artificial instrument. It should be an instrument in its natural form and naturally hollow, through where sound is produced by the breath of human, which God emits into human beings. This pure, and natural sound, represents the lives it calls Jews to lead. Furthermore, the most preferred Shofar is the bent horn of a ram. The ram is a reminder of Abraham's willing sacrifice of that which was most valuable to him. The horns curve mirrors the contrition of the one who repents.

The Shofar is a symbol of power.  The horn is the source of power and physical strength of an animal. It’s what the animal uses to gore with in order to cause a great deal of damage as possible to its foe.  Hence, the horn equals power and strength.  It also symbolizes the ram trapped in the brushwood when Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac.  Just as God offered a replacement sacrifice for Isaac to spare his life, nowadays, the Shofar stands for the ultimate sacrifice of God for our redemption, Jesus Christ. There is nothing stronger than redemption into life eternal with God!

You'll be able to find Shofar easily, but it can differ in cost. Some Shofar is long and beautiful than some, and so they will be pricier. If you would really like to blow your Shofar ahead of a crowd, perhaps getting a twisty, long, shiny one will make you look good, but remember that a longer one is much more difficult to blow--practice on an average one--the kind that contains a quarter twist. Evade the very small ones. They are very difficult to blow. Try a few Shofars in the store and choose one that looks more comfortable to use.