Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: Shofar Man Hits the Streets of L.A.


Los Angeles is not exactly an unexpected place to find Judaic symbols, but we think you'll agree that the sound of a shofar is not what most people expect to hear in Starbucks, a skate park, a boardwalk, an office conference room, a tunnel, a bowling alley, boarding a bus, in a barber shop, atop a giant sloth, and at a Mexican street fair.

But that's exactly what they heard, as Shofar Man Michael Brous walked the streets of Los Angeles this week to give Angelenos a taste of Rosh Hashana and employ the shofar blast as a call to wake up to what's possible for ourselves and our world this Jewish new year.

The video, "Street Shofar," was produced by IKAR, a progressive, egalitarian Jewish community in Los Angeles.

Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)