Shofar, Visual Art & Meditation

Head of a Ram

High Holy Days 2023

Year: ca. 3500-3100 BCE

Artist: Unknown

The shofar is one of the most ancient rituals in Jewish life. Here, we find a modeling of a ram’s head, dating back more than 5000 years. When we gaze at this image, we reconnect with our tribal roots. We hear the blast of the ram’s horn and we are transported back in time, imagining ours ancestors hearing these same vibrations, stirring them to rise up and work toward the betterment of humanity.