shofar

Pronounced: sho-FAR or SHO-far, Origin: Hebrew, a ram’s horn that is sounded during the month of Elul, on Rosh Hashanah, and on Yom Kippur. It is mentioned numerous times in the Bible, in reference to its ceremonial use in the Temple and to its function as a signal-horn of war.

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What Is a Shofar?

Blowing the ram's horn on the High Holidays.

Yom Kippur In the Community

What to expect in synagogue on the Day of Atonement.