Thursday, 17 June 2010

Welcome Shofar!

There are a lot of horns out there! Living in the city - though in a mercifully 'green' part of Thane - our lives have a constant back-ground din of various car horns going off - partly in heed to the ubiquitous "Horn, OK, Please" which adorns the back of almost every truck in India!

We love to drive with our horns. Its a way of telling people "I am here - move out" and in general announcing our existance!

A few hours away from us by flight, thousands of happy football fans are blowing the dreaded vuvuzela to celebrate their teams exploits in the ongoing World Cup 2010. Since the games have been rather low on goals so far - most commentators spend plenty of time talking about the racous buzz that thousands of these fine plastic trumpets cause (you can click on each of these pictures for a sample of the sound).

But yesterday history was made for the Eichers - another cousin joined the ranks - this time in far-away Arizona! The 16th of June 2010 saw the birth of 'Shofar' - born to Sheba's older sister Daisy and Ramesh and to the delight of proud sister Frankie (10 yrs)!

The shofar is of course the ram's horn that is blown by the people of the Book! We trust that this little boy (born 3.5 kgs - at 1 PM) will be a trumpet of truth and love!

Enoch is overjoyed to have another boy cousin.

Score so far:

Girls: 5 Frankie, Asha, Joanna, Anmol and Anjali

Boys: 3 Enoch, Ashish and Shofar

Of the three families with 2 kids - all have a boy and a girl apeice now!

4 comments:

  1. For more information about Shofar and other Holy Temple instruments, we have written extensively on the Shofar and have three websites



    1) Joint Effort with Michael Chusid, an expert Shofar sounder and commentator

    http://www.hearingshofar.com
    2) Shofar Sounders WebPage

    http://shofar221.com
    3) Shofar WebPage
    http://shofar-sounders.com

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  2. Thanks Art!

    Fascinating information! So glad that my nephew has been blessed with a name so rich in meaning and history - and hope!

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  3. On a light note: http://videosift.com/video/Rabbi-demonstrates-the-shofar-gets-help-from-a-dog

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  4. For more information about Shofar and other Holy Temple instruments, we have written extensively on the Shofar and have three websites



    1) Joint Effort with Michael Chusid, an expert Shofar sounder and commentator

    http://www.hearingshofar.com
    2) Shofar Sounders WebPage

    http://shofar221.com
    3) Shofar WebPage
    http://shofar-sounders.com

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