shofar

Definitions

  • ram's horn sounded during the month of elul, especially associated with rosh hashanah

Example Sentences

  • "It is a mitzvah to hear the shofar on Yom Kippur."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

שופר

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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