|Ashkenazi Shofar blower|
|Sephardi Shofar blower|
What did Jerusalemites do before electric sirens? Simple. They relied on the ancient alert system dating back to the Bible – the Shofar (ram’s horn).
These Library of Congress photos from the 1930s show the Sabbath Shofar blowers from both the Ashkenazi and the Sephardi communities.