Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blowing the Shofar at the Kotel on Yom Kippur

During the Mandate, in what was then Palestine, Jews were prohibited from blowing the shofar in the Kotel on Yom Kippur, as to not offend the Muslim population.

Jewish volunteers risking their lives and freedom smuggled shofars and every year and ensured the its sound was heard in the Kotel on Yom Kippur.

Here are some of the surviving volunteeers who blew the shofar at the Kotel telling us their story:

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