Everyone agrees, the
best way to learn about something is to experience it.
why when Chabad Hebrew School opened this year the Traveling Shofar
Factory was there to greet them.
Big exhibition boards
filled the room, filled with information.
Did you know that a giraffe’s horns are really growths that would
not work as a shofar. Or,
that those twirly shofars symbolize the cycle of returning to G-d.
Once settled, each child received its own ram’s horn, rough and
tip intact. The marrow had
already been removed. The children sawed, drilled, sanded and polished
(with only a ‘little’ help from the adults).
Along the way, Yosef our guide taught us all about the importance
of Rosh Hashanah, and all the ‘in’s & out’s’ of the shofar.
Once dried, our guide
Mendy taught us the trick for blowing the shofar.
“ Put your lips together and go ‘pfff’.”
After a few tries almost everyone got the hang of it.
“This is fun!”
“I could blow it!” “Look
how shiny mine is.” Were just a few of the comments the children made.
They finally had a chance to blow a shofar, and to toot their
‘own’ horn at that!