Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: Street Shofar Man Takes His Shtick to Israel


OK, you can argue that Israel is not an unexpected place to hear the shofar, unlike the streets of Los Angeles and New York, where Street Shofar Man blew his horn before Rosh Hashanah last year. 

At the Western Wall, OK. But in a Bedouin camp? In a Tel Aviv night club?

Last September we posted two visits of Michael Braus, who calls himself Street Shofar Man, to the streets of Los Angeles and New York as a wake up call to what's possible for ourselves and our world at the start of the Jewish new year. 

Now Street Shofar treks across Israel -- from Jerusalem's Old City to military bases, from Bedouin villages to posh suburban parks and hot Tel Aviv night clubs -- bringing the shofar's eternal message of peace, understanding, and new possibilty. Isn't it the time of year for us to ask ourselves what we stand for?

The videos were produced by IKAR, a progressive, egalitarian Jewish community in Los Angeles.

Enjoy!

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(A tip of the kippah to Esther Kustanowitz for bringing this video to our attention.)