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Natan Slifkin

Exotic Shofarot

September 21, 2011, by

Most shofarot are made from a ram’s horn. However, an increasing number of exotic shofarot are available from species such as the kudu, the gemsbok and the ibex. While some of these “alternative” shofarot are quite popular, there are serious halachic concerns regarding their acceptability. The most well-known “alternative shofar” is made from the horn