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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