Jewish Journal

Sound the Sofar

by Jeremy Fine

June 2, 2010 | 8:43 am

Tekiyah. Tru-ah. Shevarim. Tekiyah Gedolah. We hear those sounds during the High Holidays when the shofar sounds. The kids stand on chairs to see an older man standing on the bimah blowing everything he has into a large ram’s horn.

But the next time the Jews celebrate with a shofar blowing with be with future rabbi and current boxing star Yuri Foreman walking down to the ring at Yankee Stadium. “Welcome to Yankel Stadium,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “We are very fortunate to have Israel’s No. 1 entertainer Yoni Dror of Tel Aviv attending the fight to sound the shofar immediately prior to Yuri’s ring walk. Yoni was thrilled when we asked him and we were even happier he accepted. Yoni is beyond compare when it comes to sounding the shofar. It will be a very dramatic beginning to a very symbolic event.”

The Irish have bagpipes and now the Jews have the shofar.

Foreman who is 28-0 will face probably his toughest competition yet in Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto who is a former three time world champion. This will be the inaugural fight at the new Yankee Stadium.

So let the shofar sound and Foreman come out on top.

And Let Us Say…Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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