"A loudspeaker system (the ramkol) played bugle calls for every part of the day, from wake-up to taps, followed by Hebrew messages always beginning with a loud 'hakshivu, hakshivu!'" (source)
"There was a buildup throughout the nine days leading up to the moment to set the tone. No music on the ram kol. Monotone announcements." (source)
"We also have installed a modern “ram call” loudspeaker and alert system which will both provide greater communications and emergency preparedness when needed as well as programmatic opportunities every day." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
רמקול ramkol 'loudspeaker'
- Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
- North America
Who Uses This
ramkol, ram call, ramcall, ram-kol, ram-call
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