Blowing the Shofar

Rabbi Vered Hillel shares videos demonstrating various aspects of the shofar blasts we blow on Rosh Hashanah.

This is my favorite video because not only is the cantor blowing the shofar very well, but it includes all 100 blasts of the shofar as they are in the Rosh HaShana service:

This is my second choice because it includes instruction on how to blow the shofar, teaches each of the sounds separately, and the young man plays well. The examples are very clear:

I include this clip because it teaches the reason and mechanics as to why we blow the shofar 100 times on Rosh HaShana:

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