Monday, September 6, 2010

Classic Rosh Hashanah Videos: The Rabbi, The Shofar, And The Dog

Here's a video that became an instant classic last year just before Rosh Hashanah.  But who is the rabbi, where was he blowing the shofar, and where did the dog come from?  Now you can know the rest of the story.

As Lindsay Barnett reported in the Los Angeles Times,
The Times' Technology blog shared this gem of a video this morning, and we couldn't resist, well, re-sharing. Our colleague David Colker explains that Rabbi Benny Zippel of Chabad Lubavitch in Utah was demonstrating the shofar, an animal horn that figures prominently in the celebrations of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, when the performance unexpectedly became a duet.
The rabbi's duet partner, identified only as a family dog named Chewy, seemed overwhelmed with the spirit of Rosh Hashana -- either that or he mistook the sound of the ram's horn for something very different.  Either way, the results are priceless  -- the gathered congregation seemed to enjoy it, as well.

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