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Shofar. An animal horn (now traditionally a ram's horn) blown during Jewish rituals. The shofar is first mentioned in Exodus 19. 16 at Mount Sinai. Today, it is blown daily from 2 Elul until the end of Rosh ha-Shanah and again at the end of the last service on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). According to Maimonides, the reason for sounding the shofar is to ‘arouse you from your slumbers, to examine your deeds, to return in repentance and to remember your Creator’.

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sho·far / ˈshōfər; shōˈfär/ • n. (pl. sho·fars or sho·froth / shōˈfrōt; -ˈfrōs/ ) a ram's-horn trumpet used by ancient Jews in religious ceremonies and as a battle signal, now sounded at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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shofar (Heb.). Wind instr. made of ram's horn, used in Jewish synagogue rituals, sounding only natural scale. Elgar employs it in The Apostles (1903), simulated by brass.

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shofar

shofar a ram's-horn trumpet used by Jews in religious ceremonies and as an ancient battle signal.

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