Jericho Shofar brings a revolutionary new concept to online shofar buying: What you see is what you get.
Judaica webstores that sell shofars typically present buyers with spectacular stock photos and a disclaimer, in small print, saying the photos are only illustrative, and are meant to give you a general idea of the shofar you will receive. But since most buyers have a certain size, shape, color and finish in mind, we work to make that a reality.
Every time a new shipment arrives we photograph, measure, number and catalog each shofar individually to ensure that the buyer gets exactly what he wants.
Some people want a hefty, gnarly shofar with a natural finish. Others prefer a smoothly polished shofar with thin, even walls.
We invite you to browse our exquisite selection of kosher, finely crafted shofars to find exactly the look you have in mind.
Although the typical ram's horn shofar for sale in Israel is common and relatively simple to produce, we try to carry a wide and ecclectic selection to accommodate all tastes and traditions: straight, slightly bent or very bent; low or high pitch; weeping, echoing or deep undulating tones; natural, semi-polished or fully polished; black or brown; large or small.
Rather than selling a wide range of Judaica products, our aim is to provide a shofar store that has the resources to guide our customers in finding just the right type of shofar to buy, whether you are looking for a ram's horn shofar, a Yemenite (kudu) shofar or a gemsbok shofar.
Some customers come looking for a traditional Jewish shofar they intend to use to sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah. Others want a kosher shofar, but plan to blow it for inspiration and special occasions or events in addition to Rosh Hashanah.
Although some people immediately associate the shofar with the walls of Jericho, perhaps most powerful instance of the sounding of a shofar was during the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
Just as it inspired awe and fear at Mt. Sinai, it was used similarly for various military purposes: summoning soldiers, frightening the enemy, announcing victory, rebellion or cease-fire or warning of enemy approach.
The shofar is frequently mentioned along with trumpets to mark significant festivals and worship occasions, e.g. when King David brought the Holy Ark to Jerusalem: “So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouts, with the sounding of rams’ horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps” (Chronicles I 15:28).