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Why is the shofar curved and not straight?

by Rabbi Herschel Finman

  

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The Shofar must be curved to indicate that our prayers are offered from hearts which are bent – subservient – to our Father in Heaven.

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Shofar
The horn of a Kosher animal. The Shofar is sounded on the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and is intended to awaken us to repentance. Also blown to signify the conclusion of the Yom Kippur holiday.