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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
Representing, connecting, and supporting Jewish people in Scotland

A Guide to 'JOES Boxes'
'Jewish Objects for Education in Scotland'


Rosh HaShanah


The shofar (not included in the resource box) is a hollowed out ram’s horn. It is blown 100 times during the service on the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and once at the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is a call to prayer, a loud, beautiful noise of an alarm call reminding us of the importance of the day. There are three different calls of the shofar: tekiah (one long blast), shevarim (at least 3 medium blasts), teruah (at least 9 short blasts).  The shofar is blown like a brass instrument – by blowing a raspberry into the mouthpiece.


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