- 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.
- 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."