The Jobel at the origins of the Jubilee

The Shofar, a ram's horn used in the Jewish tradition to announce the beginning of some sacred festivals, is at the root of the word "Jubilee."

09 April 2024
By Paolo Ondarza  The word Jubilee evokes the sound of the characteristic piercing horn of the ram or ram's horn, the shofar, which in biblical tradition marks the beginning of some sacred Jewish festivals such as Rosh haShanah, the Jewish New Year, or Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The instrument is frequently mentioned in the Torah, the Talmud, and subsequent rabbinic literature. The faith of Abraham According to tradition, a ram's horn was sounded to recall Abraham's faith on Mount ...
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