Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Words I Don't Know

Shofar (n., plural shofroth, shofars). An ancient Hebrew musical instrument made of a curved ram's horn, still used in Jewish religious services, especially on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: The ancient Hebrews decreed that a warning blast should be sounded on the shofar to mark the third case of an infectious disease in the community (Time). [Hebrew shophar]

What an interesting example, too. This may be a regularish feature....

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