A lesson on shofars

September 15, 1993|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

When 7-year-old Hannah Chalew pulled the long, meaty bone from a boiled animal horn yesterday, her second-grade classmates responded with a resounding, "ee-YEW!"

"When I pulled out the bone, it was weird," said Hannah, who got a close-up look at the making of a shofar, or ceremonial ram's horn blown on Jewish high holy days.

She was among 58 students from the Krieger-Schechter Day School, a Jewish school in Baltimore County, who visited the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education in Columbia for the eye-opening demonstration.

Cantors, rabbis and others will blow shofars in synagogues around the world on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown tonight.

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