Germs on Shofar?

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  • #599456
    shmoel
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    Can a Shofar blower get germs from the mouth of the previous blower of that Shofar?

    #1183725
    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    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.

    #1183727
    shmoel
    Member

    Is it always cleaned between blowers?

    #1183728
    deiyezooger
    Member

    goq, lol..

    #1183729
    gefen
    Participant

    Goq – i am really surprised that ur post went through!!

    mods – what gives?

    #1183730
    walton157
    Member

    @Gefen: Me too!!!! Whenever I write something not too kosher, the mods never allow it…I have E.E. –Editorial Envy!!!

    #1183731
    gefen
    Participant

    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.;)

    #1183732
    TheGoq
    Participant

    I guess i slipped one pass the goalie 🙂

    #1183733
    TheGoq
    Participant

    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.

    #1183734
    shmoel
    Member

    Is anyone concerned about it?

    #1183735
    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    Not fair! I missed The Goq™’s post!!

    SiDi™

    #1183736
    shein
    Member

    Maybe Goq can repeat it.

    #1183737
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Hmm if i try and repeat it im sure it will get modded again but it was pretty funny and risque.

    #1183738
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    This is the most maddening thread ever… 😛

    #1183739
    shein
    Member

    Goq, you actually still remember what you posted so long ago?

    #1183740
    Joseph
    Participant

    How do you wash the shofar?

    #1183741
    iacisrmma
    Participant

    Water, Wine or Vinegar. 2 weeks before Rosh Hashanah I usually fill the inside with vinegar, leave overnight, and rinse with water.

    #1183742
    Joseph
    Participant

    The sofar typically isn’t washed down between one minyan and the next, or even every day that it is blown by different people.

    #1183743
    iacisrmma
    Participant

    My shul has only 1 minyan and I use my personal shofar.

    #1183744
    Lightbrite
    Participant

    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.

    #1183745
    mik5
    Participant

    One who does a mitzvah will not be harmed.

    #1183746
    iacisrmma
    Participant

    mik5: True, but the mitzvah is to “hear the sound of the shofar”, not the actual blowing.

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