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shofar

Line breaks: sho¦far
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊfə
 
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Definition of shofar in English:

noun (plural shofars or shofroth /ˈʃəʊfrəʊt/)

A ram’s-horn trumpet formerly used by Jews as an ancient battle signal and now used in Jewish religious ceremonies.
Example sentences
  • Positive commandments include activities such as blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashana, the study of Torah, the wearing of the tallit, etc.
  • And no rabbi feels compelled to tell his congregants about the importance of coming to hear the shofar on Rosh Hashana.
  • He opposed circumcision, wearing of skull caps or prayer shawls, or the blowing of the shofar - in short just about anything traditionally Jewish.

Origin

from Hebrew šōp̱ār, (plural) šōp̱ārōṯ.

Words that rhyme with shofar

chauffeur, gofer, goffer, gopher, loafer, Nuku'alofa, Ophir, sofa

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