A Kudu Horn Shofar For Home Prayer Or Display
A kudu horn shofar is most often used during Rosh Hashanah, but it may be displayed as a symbol of Jewish faith during any point in the year.
The kudu horn comes from the African Kudu antelope, who has two graceful spiral horns coming from the top of its head. Crafted into a horn in the Yemenite tradition, the horn has a sound variety that ranges from powerful deep and sustained to sobbing or wailing as ritual calls.
In order to vary the sound coming from the kudu shofar, one will manipulate their lips, teeth, or facial muscles while blowing into the horn much like one would when playing a trumpet or saxophone. The result is a powerful sound and a powerful connected energy; as if one was opening the gates of heaven themselves.
When Is The Shofar Kudu Used?
The Shofar Kudu in the modern sense is most often used during Rosh Hashanah at synagogue services but may also be used to sound at the end of Yom Kippur as well. It may be blown each day leading up to Rosh Hashanah during the month of Elul.
Historically the kudu horn is mentioned frequently in the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic literature. A kudu horn may be used to announce each new moon, and they were even incorporated into David’s own temple orchestra. The shofar kudu was even used as a ceremonial war horn during ancient times in Israel.
Polished Kudu Shofar Horns Bring Israel Into Your Home
A kudu shofar horn made from natural kudu horn has impeccable quality to serve as a display piece or Jewish religious instrument for use during your own kosher celebrations.
Created from the horn of the Kudu Antelope, kudu shofar horns create authentic sound to connect you with Israel from anywhere. To care for the kudu shofar horn, a simple wipe with a damp soft cloth to remove dust is all that is necessary.