Shofar blowing at Elphin Lodge

The Hebrew month of Elul is the last month of the Jewish year and the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Traditionally, observant members of the Jewish faith should hear the sound of the Shofar (rams horn) every morning during Elul.

This is due to its inherent ties to the Days of Repentance (Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement) and the inspiration that comes with hearing the Shofar’s piercing blasts.

Rabbi Pini Pink and Rabbi Alex Carlebach (pictured) took turns to blow the Shofar for Elphin Lodge’s Jewish residents every morning, except for the Sabbath when it is not blown.

Elul usual corresponds with August or September on the Gregorian calendar.

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