shofar

Raising the Voice of Our Souls

Hopes and prayers for Yom Kippur 5778.

From Hatred to Courage: When a Shofar Becomes Political

The hatred was palpable – hard to believe that we all read the same Torah

One Small Sound for Women, One Large Blast for Womankind.

On the first day of Rosh Hashana I was invited to call the kolot (sounds) for the shofar. I must ...

On Shofar Blowing and Racism

  מִן-הַמֵּצַר, קָרָאתִי יָּהּ;    עָנָנִי בַמֶּרְחָב יָהּ Out of the tight place I called to the LORD; God answered me ...

Sweet New Year: Sing it With Me!

As I’ve mentioned before, my Jewish experiences have been heavily influenced by music — and my music by Jewish experiences.While recording ...

The Loudest Noise

As we get ready for Rosh HaShanah, we get ready to hear the blasts of the Shofar associated with the ...

From Flute to Shofar, Finding Spirit in the Sound

I never could carry a tune but, at an early age, I discovered that I could make a soulful sound ...

As The Holidays Approach…

It’s that time of year. The holidays are on my mind, and in my heart.The sound of the Shofar for ...

Pack Lunch, Hear Shofar, Drive Carpool

Every year at this time, from the second day of Rosh Chodesh Elul into Tishrei, my mind vaguely registers that ...

Give Heed to the Bark/Meow/Cluck of the Shofar

Apparently yesterday was “National Dog Day.”I had not heard of National Dog Day before, but it was created 10 years ...