Monday, September 21, 2009

Silent shofar

Am I the only reform Jew who is disappointed when Rosh Hashannah falls on Shabbat and we are prohibited from hearing the sound of the Shofar?
Well, luckily Yom Kippur is but a week away (and on a Monday) so we will hear its cry then!
Michelle Pulver Feldman also appear to love the sound of the shofar, as seen in this holiday greeting card she created entitled "Golden Light." Please check out her etsy site... she has lots of Jewish inspired items.


marciad said...

My education falls short. I didn't realize this as it's been a long time since I've gone to the synagogue--long story. I love the art you just posted.

Chana said...

I have always heard the Shofar even during Shabbat at my Reform Jewish synagogue. My shul or the rabbi must be unusual in allowing this.

Trenton Jewish Historical Society said...

We have a teachable moment (if fleeting) to tell the story of Shofar. Its influence on prayer and its historical antecedents going back to the Temple sacrifices.

For full explanation, go to

Shofar Sounders WebPage

Shofar WebPage


Trenton Jewish Historical Society said...

Since the Reform movement does not celebrate Yom Yerushalyim (an added day because one did not know what dayit was in Jerusalem), there is only one day to sound the Shofar.

This year, Rosh Hashanah fell on the Sabbath. Therefor, the shofar was sounded.