The video above, a promo for MTV’s Video Music Awards, clearly shows Macklemore using a Shofar to summon people. Is this a nod to the upcoming Jewish High Holidays? A subtle homage to Sumner Redstone, the Jewish owner of MTV? Or is it just… what? I have no idea. I don’t really care. Macklemore and Ryan Lewish are cool as all get go. I can watch them all day long:
For those of you who aren’t Jewish or maybe totally secular, a Shofar is a Ram’s Horn used in Jewish ritual prayer during High Holidays. Duh.
CORRECTION: The horn shown in this video looks like it may have come from a steer. It is thus not in fact a Shofar. Oh well.
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[caption id="attachment_27905" align="alignleft" width="162"] Rabbi Yonah Bookstein is the most-followed rabbi on Instagram, the only one to have more than 500 (or, for that matter, 750) followers[/caption] Having written about my using of Instagram, I wanted to see how many ...