A Shofar Story

Something to think about…

Next time you’re at the Kotel or when you hear the shofar blowing think about these guys:

Under a British law in Palestine passed in 1930, Jews were forbidden to blow the shofar at the Kotel, pray loudly there, or bring Torah scrolls, so as not to offend the Arab population… Despite this restriction, for the next seventeen years, the shofar was sounded at the Kotel every Yom Kippur. Shofars were smuggled in to the Kotel where brave teenagers defiantly blew them at the conclusion of the fast. Some managed to get away – others were captured and sent to jail for up to six months… Six of these men are still alive… Two weeks ago, these six men returned to the scene of their “crime”. Armed with shofars, they recounted their individual stories and blew shofar again at the Kotel.

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  1. Barry

    9/6/2010 at 4:48 am

    Such a great story!!

  2. Dan Slobodkin

    9/6/2010 at 7:18 am

    The more things change the more they stay the same. The West (especially a certainly head of state I know) is still bending over backwards to make sure nobody offends Muslim sensibilities.

  3. art finkle

    9/6/2010 at 8:27 am

    Video “How to Play Shofar”


    Article http://tinyurl.com/27ykf94

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