September 19, 2011 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #599456
Can a Shofar blower get germs from the mouth of the previous blower of that Shofar?September 19, 2011 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #1183725BaalHaboozeParticipant
Most certainly, you can get germs! That’s why it is almost universally wiped or cleaned off after one uses it (or should be). Not the mistaken notion that the baal tokaiah is shaking off any siliva that is in the shofar and will disrupt the sound.September 19, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #1183727
Is it always cleaned between blowers?September 19, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #1183728deiyezoogerMember
goq, lol..September 19, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1183729gefenParticipant
Goq – i am really surprised that ur post went through!!
mods – what gives?September 20, 2011 5:15 am at 5:15 am #1183730walton157Member
@Gefen: Me too!!!! Whenever I write something not too kosher, the mods never allow it…I have E.E. –Editorial Envy!!!September 20, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #1183731gefenParticipant
walton – yeah i think they play favorites. how can we become “teachers/mods pets”? anyone wanna give us some pointers? should we bring an apple or something? 🙂
but i really do think that comment should not have been allowed here. no offense Goq. i wouldn’t wanna hurt a neighbor.;)September 20, 2011 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #1183732
I guess i slipped one pass the goalie 🙂September 20, 2011 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #1183733
I agree gefen it was over the top but once in a while u have to try and push the envelope.
P.S. we are not neighbors I’m from Chicago but don’t live there now.September 11, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm #1183734
Is anyone concerned about it?September 12, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am #1183735SayIDidIt™Participant
Not fair! I missed The Goq™’s post!!
SiDi™September 12, 2012 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #1183736sheinMember
Maybe Goq can repeat it.September 12, 2012 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #1183737
Hmm if i try and repeat it im sure it will get modded again but it was pretty funny and risque.September 12, 2012 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #1183738OneOfManyParticipant
This is the most maddening thread ever… 😛September 13, 2012 2:39 am at 2:39 am #1183739sheinMember
Goq, you actually still remember what you posted so long ago?September 20, 2016 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #1183740JosephParticipant
How do you wash the shofar?September 20, 2016 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #1183741
Water, Wine or Vinegar. 2 weeks before Rosh Hashanah I usually fill the inside with vinegar, leave overnight, and rinse with water.September 20, 2016 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #1183742JosephParticipant
The sofar typically isn’t washed down between one minyan and the next, or even every day that it is blown by different people.September 20, 2016 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #1183743
My shul has only 1 minyan and I use my personal shofar.September 25, 2016 4:33 am at 4:33 am #1183744LightbriteParticipant
I’ve made a shofar from scratch. The last worry is the germs of the previous blower.
Imagine scooping out reeking matter from an ram’s horn then placing your lips on there. Baruch Hashem someone kissed it first. That’s one generation of lips farther from the source.
I’d be last in line for that shofar in a heartbeat.September 25, 2016 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm #1183745mik5Participant
One who does a mitzvah will not be harmed.September 25, 2016 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm #1183746
mik5: True, but the mitzvah is to “hear the sound of the shofar”, not the actual blowing.
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