Friday, September 18, 2009

The Shofar

This weekend sees the start of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the shofar will be sounded as part of their ceremonies.

I did laugh when I saw this video clip, as we have a dog in the neighbourhood who makes exactly these types of sad dog noises. Our own dog (who has only barked six times in almost four years) just looks puzzled when he hears the heart-rending howling from a few gardens away.....





I would not have thought it easy to play a tune on a shofar, but it can be done :-

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3 comments:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

The first video, especially, is, well, a real howler! Hilarious! Thank you.

Dave said...

I have a cousin who hooked up with some charismatic Messianic Jews and has taken to playing the shofar. He takes it with him everywhere. Unfortunately, he cannot play it melodically, but rather tends to blast a single note.

Nina said...

HOW FUNNY!

That man's reaction was priceless....