Description A shofar is an instrument made from the horn of a ram or other kosher animal with the marrow removed. The shofar was used in ancient Israel to annouce the New Moon and call people together. The shofar was also blown on Rosh Hashnaha.
Today the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashanah; since Rosh Hashanah is two days long, often it is blown on both the first and second day unless the first day falls on Shabbat.
The shofar is also blown to mark the end of the fast at Yom Kippur.
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