shophar


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shophar

(ˈʃəʊfɑː; Hebrew ʃɔˈfar)
n, pl -phars or -phroth (Hebrew -ˈfrɔt)
(Judaism) a variant spelling of shofar
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Noun1.shophar - an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ramshophar - an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions
horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
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However, Waldenberg allowed the shophar on the Rosh Hashanah to be broadcast by loudspeaker or radio or TV, begging the question why the Orthodox rabbis are vehemently against, for example, listening to a video cassette on the Sabbath set up before the commencement of the Sabbath.
The process of her emancipation, it is true, was not obvious to me at the time, but what I observed of her outward conduct has been interpreted by my subsequent experience, so that today I understand how it happens that all the year round my mother buys the meat for her table at a Christian market, but when the shophar blows on the Day of Atonement, .