The Mitzvah of Shofar during a Pandemic

August 26, 2020

Source: Torah Live 


Did you know? Shofar manufacturers are reporting increased demand for their product as a result of the pandemic. The increased demand is due to the fact that this year, in light of COVID-19, there will be many small minyans and people blowing shofar at home. More people will be blowing, but most of us don’t have experience as baalei tekiah. What are we going to do?

Torah Live has created a practical video guide on shofar that covers the major topics:

  • How do you buy a shofar? 
  • What do you need to know before you blow? 
  • How do you get your lips to make the right sound? 
  • What happens if you mess up? 
  • And much more!

In addition to all the practical advice, there is also a visit to a legendary shofar factory, so you can see how a ram’s horn becomes a kosher shofar. And a Jerusalem-based rosh yeshiva shows you his shofar collection and tells you about unique and interesting minhagim related to this mitzvah.

These videos will be interesting to both adults and children, scholars and laypeople, even those who aren’t planning to blow shofar themselves. They will also make for a fascinating lesson in a virtual or physical classroom.

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Updated: Aug. 27, 2020