20+ Best Shofar Horns & Types [Kudu, Ram’s Horn & Exotic] – Made in Israel (2018)

Tuuuuuu (Tekiah).

Tuuu-tuuu-tuuu-tuuu (Teruah).

Tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu (Shevarim).

Sounds familiar? (If it doesn’t, you probably think I lost my mind)

Yep, that’s the sound of the Shofar – the Jewish horn we play on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.

There are (literally) dozens of Shofar types out there: Kudu, Ram’s horn, Gemsbok, Eland, just to name a few…

Now, you’re probably wondering:

  • … What’s the difference between all of them?
  • … Which of these should you get?
  • … Which ones should you avoid at all cost?

Confused? 

Don’t worry, I got you covered.

In fact, that’s exactly why I wrote this Shofar guide: to “unconfuse” you (is that even a word?) and help you find an excellent Shofar you’ll actually be able to play this upcoming Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.

Ready? 

Let’s blast!

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Shofar Blowing: Why we Blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur (+ What it Really Means)

The Jewish Shofar isn’t a “regular” instrument…

Let’s just say – don’t expect to walk down the streets of Israel and see a Rabbi jamming with a Shofar.

That’s not what the Shofar is for… 

So…

  • …What is the Shofar for?
  • …Why do we blow the Shofar?
  • …When do you blow a Shofar? (spoiler: on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)
  • … What does the Shofar symbolize? What does it really mean?

Excellent questions! 

Ready?

Let’s explore…

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