Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Shofar Plays Hatikvah

How many notes do you think a shofar can sound?  Tekiah, Shevarim, and Teruah, right?  Well, apparently nobody told stand-up comedian, musician, and jazz vocalist David Zasloff that the shofar had limits.

In addition to the shofar, Zasloff has mastered the art of playing the trumpet, piano, percussion, guitar, autoharp and Japanese flute.

In this video, he plays Hatikvah like you've never heard it before.  Maybe the shofar blower in your synagogue can take a page from Zasloff's song book and end the Yom Kippur service with a rousing version of L'Shanah HaBa'ah B'Yerushalayim.  There's still time to practice.  Yom Kippur is more than a month away.  Enjoy! 


  1. Every year in shul the shofar blowing sends chills up my spine. This doesn't.

  2. Amazing talent... It is hard enough to blow the Shofar on Yom Kippur, but to play an actual song and especially this song, is wonderful