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Rabbi Hadar explains origins of ‘Jewish vuvuzala’

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Dovi Zukerman, a grade 8 pupil at Torah Academy Boys’ High, (pictured) blew the shofar at the inter-schools’ fun sports day at Torah Academy for grade one and two learners from seven schools last Wednesday.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Sep 01, 2017

Rabbi Motti Hadar, principal of Torah Academy Primary School, explained that a shofar was “a sort of Jewish vuvuzela”.

Each child was given a Chabad ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) bag to keep the money they collect for charity as it is customary to give charity during the weeks preceding the Jewish High Holy Days. It is also customary to hear the shofar daily on weekdays leading up to the festivals which begin on the evening of September 20.

He appealed to the children to collect charity and put it in the ARK for anyone who was needy.

Rabbi Hadar said this was the first of what would become an annual sports day - no scores would be kept as “it is not competitive, only fun”.

Participating schools were Torah Academy, Maryvale College, King David Victory Park, Sandton Sinai, Yeshiva College, Hirsch Lyons and Houghton Primary.

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