Blowing the shofar, heralding the Jewish new yearby Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The two-day Rosh Hashana holiday, which began at sundown on Sunday, commemorates the creation of the world in the Jewish calendar. It's ushered in with prayers and the blowing of a shofar, a horn carved from a kosher animal. The holiday also begins a 10-day period of introspection culminating with Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement.
"We're talking 3,500-4,000 years for this custom, this tradition," Sara Lynn Newberger, head of the Talmud Torah school of St. Paul, told Minnesota Sounds and Vices reporter Dan Olson. He visited the school to learn how the tradition is being passed to a new generation. Click on the audio link to hear his report.
- All Things Considered, 09/17/2012, 5:26 p.m.