2012-10-09

making a shofar


It doesn't happen often that a child wants to represent something that I really have no clue about, but once in a while someone stumps me! This story is from right after Yom Kippur, when you might hear the sound of a shofar.

V came to the studio with this note:

I asked her to go look for a material to make a shofar out of, and quickly looked the word up online. When her friend heard about this project, she wanted to make a shofar, too.


shofar (Hebrewשופר‎) is a horn, traditionally that of a ram, used for Jewish religious purposes. Shofar-blowing is incorporated in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Shofar come in a variety of sizes.

So, there you go. I learned something new, and it was very young children who taught me!

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