The sounds of the shofar are very peculiar and harsh, quite unlike the notes of any modern instrument.
Dr. Beigel has made a most singular discovery concerning the tones of the shofar.
Then show the class a shofar or a picture of one and ask, "What is this?"
The shrill call of the shofar, or the soft sense-enslaving tones of the organ?
When we hear the shofar blown on Rosh ha-Shanah what should we think of?
ram's horn blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1833, from Hebrew shophar "ram's horn," related to Arabic sawafiru "ram's horns," Akkadian shapparu "wild goat."