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Why the Shofar Matters on the Jewish High Holy Days

From: Interfaith Voices
Length: 01:56

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A 2 minute portrait of the shofar, a sacred instrument made from a ram's horn. It's an essential part of services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This piece is short and sweet, and includes a nice demonstration of the blowing of the shofar. Read the full description.

Web_shofar_small INTRO: The sound that defines Rosh Hashanah [note- also Yom Kippur, Oct. 7] is the wail of the shofar.  Virgina Rabbi Jack Moline explains why it’s such an important part of the Jewish high holy days.

OUTRO: Jack Moline is the head rabbi at the Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia. He spoke to Laura Kwerel, the producer of Interfaith Voices radio show.  This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 28. OR This year, Yom Kippur begins at sundown Friday, Oct. 7.

**Note- this is part of a larger series on religious sounds, the Soundscapes of Faith, which I'll upload soon. The series won 2 awards in 2009; more here: http://interfaithradio.org/soundscapes

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INTRO: The sound that defines Rosh Hashanah [note- also Yom Kippur, Oct. 7] is the wail of the shofar.  Virgina Rabbi Jack Moline explains why it’s such an important part of the Jewish high holy days.

OUTRO: Jack Moline is the head rabbi at the Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia. He spoke to Laura Kwerel, the producer of Interfaith Voices radio show.  This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 28. OR This year, Yom Kippur begins at sundown Friday, Oct. 7.

**Note- this is part of a larger series on religious sounds, the Soundscapes of Faith, which I'll upload soon. The series won 2 awards in 2009; more here: http://interfaithradio.org/soundscapes

Broadcast History

First aired on Interfaith Voices in 2009.