Decorated Ram's Horn

Decorated Ram’s Horn Shofars make for beautiful home decor as well as an amplified prayer experience. Hand painted, artistically rendered with minute detail and stunning colors, with Biblical or Jerusalem themes.

The Bible does not give a clear description of how the shofar must look and there is therefore much room within the context of Jewish law for personal taste in appearance of the shofar. Within Jewish thought and tradition, there is a rich concept of adding beauty to ritual objects. People often spend a fortune buying an etrog for Sukkot, or on a silver menorah for Channukah. The shofar is another object which many people choose to beautify. Unlike a menorah, or an etrog, there is no need for individuals to own their own shofar.

Some professional shofar blowers choose to buy their own shofars, because they like the feel and sound of a particular shape and size. However, it is not only people who blow the shofar that choose to own one. The shofar has become a symbol of Judaism and repentance, recognizable by people of many faiths and cultures. Consequently, many people choose to buy a shofar simply for decorative purposes and to serve as a constant reminder of it’s messages.

While some people prefer a simple natural look of the shofar even for decorative purposes, many people like to have a shofar that has been adorned with decorative fabrics, metals, stones and paintings. The pomegranate, a symbol for the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashana, is a particularly popular decorative motif often hand painted in bright crimson red on the bottom half of the shofar. Another common decoration is a metal silver band of Jerusalem winding around the circumference of the shofar. In addition to the more popular designs many artists are available to custom design a shofar according an individuals particular taste.

Decorating a shofar gives a person the unique opportunity to choose symbols of personal inspiration and aesthetic appeal within the context of a communal ritual.

 

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