Discover history, rhyme and reason of the pre-High Holiday month-long Shofar sounding. Although the ululating of the Ram’s horn has become synonymous with soul-stirring Elul energy and end-of-year spiritual stock-taking, it’s really iconic of Rosh Hashanah—begging the question, why we did appropriate and expand it? Elucidating the jurisprudence behind this cherished tradition reveals unique Ashkenazic and Sephardic applications of kindred spiritual awakening, traditionally associated with the month of Elul and our preparations for the High Holy Day Season.

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