The sounds of the shofar
Posted 16 September, 2012on:
My wonderful husband is blessed with the annually useful talent of being able to make a great sound with a shofar. (In fact he can actually play recognisable tunes on a shofar, which is pretty impressive – too bad there is no need for this in a religious context! I keep telling him he should take up trumpet.) He was giving a shofar demonstration for a group of kids, most of whom were under 3 and not good at sitting still. So we made it into an action game for them.
When he blew Tekiah, they took a big step forward.
When he blew Shevarim, they took three smaller steps forward.
When he blew Teruah, they did a bunch of steps on the spot.
And when he finally blew Tekiah Gedolah, they ran all the way to end of the hall and back again.
It was a lot of fun!