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The Shofar Heralds year 5735; Heralding Rosh Hashanah; the Jewish New Year; which begins tonight at sunset; Harold Bliss sounds a century-old shofar-ram's horn-at Temple Sinai while Rabbi Jordan Pearson listens. The shofar was taken from Baghdad to Hong Kong by the colony's first rabbi and was used there for 100 years until it was brought to Toronto by the rabbi's grandson and given to Temple Sinai. The Jewish New Year marks the beginning of the 10 days of penitence that end with Yom Kippur; the Day of Atonement; on Sept. 26. The new year is 5735. Open in full size

The Shofar Heralds year 5735; Heralding Rosh Hashanah; the Jewish New Year; which begins tonight at sunset; Harold Bliss sounds a century-old shofar-ram's horn-at Temple Sinai while Rabbi Jordan Pearson listens. The shofar was taken from Baghdad to Hong Kong by the colony's first rabbi and was used there for 100 years until it was brought to Toronto by the rabbi's grandson and given to Temple Sinai. The Jewish New Year marks the beginning of the 10 days of penitence that end with Yom Kippur; the Day of Atonement; on Sept. 26. The new year is 5735.

Picture, 1974, English

The Shofar Heralds year 5735; Heralding Rosh Hashanah; the Jewish New Year; which begins tonight at sunset; Harold Bliss sounds a century-old shofar-ram's horn-at Temple Sinai while Rabbi Jordan Pearson listens. The shofar was taken from Baghdad to Hong Kong by the colony's first rabbi and was used there for 100 years until it was brought to Toronto by the rabbi's grandson and given to Temple Sinai. The Jewish New Year marks the beginning of the 10 days of penitence that end with Yom Kippur; the Day of Atonement; on Sept. 26. The new year is 5735.

Picture, 1974, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Religious Customs - Jewish - up to 1974

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0013258f