|Yemenite Jew blowing the shofar (circa 1935)|
Jews around the world prepare for Rosh Hashanna next week, the festive New Year holiday when the shofar -- ram's horn -- is blown in synagogues.
The American Colony photographers recorded a dozen pictures of Jewish elders blowing the shofar in Jerusalem some 80 years ago. The horn was also blown in Jerusalem to announce the commencement of the Sabbath. During the month prior to Rosh Hashana, the shofar was blown at daily morning prayers to encourage piety before the High Holidays.
|Ashkenazi Jew blowing the shofar to announce the Sabbath|
|Yemenite Rabbi Avram, donning tfillin for his|
daily prayers, blowing the shofar
View the American Colony Photographers' collection of shofars in Jerusalem here.
Click on the pictures to enlarge.
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