The question that is always asked before buying a shofar is where to buy a shofar? Buy a shofar to blow only with the sound of a shofar. So what is so special about our Shofars? Or why should you actually buy a shofar from us at Kol Shofar? These are good questions we are happy to answer.
Anyone who has ever met us, undoubtedly noticed how passionate we are about Shofar making. We have set ourselves a goal at Kol Shofar – to produce the best, most kosher and highest quality Shofars, and we keep on learning and getting better at it.
A new vision of Shofar making
Buying a shofar only from a place with rich experience in the field, a lot of knowledge we have accumulated over the years, an ancient techniques that have been perfected, and attention to the smallest details – all of these gave rise to a new view of making shofars:
We are not concerned only with straightening and finding the right place to drill in order to make a Shofar. We carefully examine each horn – its structure, angle, color – each one is unique. Even two horns of the same animal are not necessarily identical. The natural structure of the horn teaches us which shofar is best to make from it, what type of shofar will compliment the natural characteristics of the horn and a variety of shofars from a Yemeni ram shofar to a Moroccan shofar, each one and its uniqueness.
Making all the difference
There are some other things which we care about and excel at:
Ease of blowing and sound
Thanks to our vast knowledge and skill, we know how to get the best out of each horn, taking into account the needs of the Ba’al Teki’ah (Shofar Blower) when he passes before the Ark on Rosh HaShanah. Thanks to the meticulous straightening and drilling, and constructing excellent mouthpieces (!), we are able to produce well-tuned, easy to blow Shofars, with a solid and clear sound.
Smell and cleanliness
Our Shofars are the only ones in the world that undergo a process eliminating unpleasant odors. Each horn that arrives at the workshop undergoes a process of sterilization and cleansing (on top of the sterilization regulations of the National Veterinary Service). We are unique in employing this process, as part of our ongoing efforts to produce odorless Shofars.
The external beauty of our Shofars is the result, first of all, of meticulously sorting the horns and selecting only the finest raw materials. In addition to that, we place a great emphasis on the highest level of sanding and polishing. Each Shofar goes through at least seven stages: three stages of sanding (rough, medium, delicate); two stages of brushing (medium, delicate); and finally, polishing by flapwheels (medium, delicate). Whether the Shofar has a natural or smooth finish – our Shofars are well-known for their aesthetic beauty.
Keeping it kosher
At Kol Shofar, we strictly observe the Kashrut of the Shofars. The slightest suspicion which might lead to disqualification (a hole, a crack, a crust, etc.) is thoroughly examined, and if the Shofar turns out to be invalid, it is taken out of circulation immediately. Many people wish to purchase only our shofars because they know for sure that they will receive a kosher shofar.
Service and reliability
We do everything to provide the best products and services to everyone who visits us – whether for a guided tour to see how a shofar is made, to purchase a shofar or a spontaneous visit.