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  • n  an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions

  • Public shofar-blowing in Jerusalem is forbidden by law, for it infuriates Arabs, incites to riot.
  • The ancient Hebrews decreed that a warning blast should be sounded on the shofar to mark the third case of an infectious disease in a community, but diphtheria rated a shofar .
  • Example: the blowing of the shofar on Rosh Hashanahto remind God of Abraham's offering of his son Isaac and.
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  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    The people in every community across this land join our campaign and I like to think that they are sounding that Shofar and to rouse this nation out of its slumber and to compel us to confront our challenges and ensure a better path,Obama...
  • Naomi Shemer in Huffington Post (blog)
    After the war, Shemer added a verse to her song, depicting the return to Jerusalem: "We have returned to the cisterns / To the market and to the market-place / A shofar calls out on the Temple Mount / In the Old City."

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