Gift from Jewish delegation visiting Vatican…
Kosher Frank: ‘Pope’ Francis blows the Jewish Shofar, gives World Jewish Congress an Office in Vatican City
A shofar is the horn of an animal, usually a ram, that is used as a wind instrument. It has its origins in the Old Testament, going back as far as the book of Exodus: “When the trumpet shall begin to sound, then let them go up into the mount” (Ex 19:13b).
The shofar is used for religious purposes only. In our day, sounding the shofar is chiefly associated with apostate Judaism, where the musical horn is used for many different reasons, as explained in their religious texts such as the Kabbalah and the Talmud.… READ MORE