Relationship: Child of im/migrant

On a small table in my living room sits a Shofar. For those of you who do not know, a Shofar is a ceremonial Ram’s Horn that is used as a ritual musical instrument in Judaism which is sounded on the Jewish High Holidays to commemorate the new year.
The Shofar in our living room is an important artifact in our family as we bought it on a family trip to Israel a number of years ago. Not only is it a beautiful item that has been polished and placed on a pedestal, but every year, my brother Max, removes the Shofar from its stand and blows it creating a musical sound resembling something that might be played in an orchestra, like a french horn.
What is also significant about our Shofar is that my father and I spent a great deal of time searching out what we considered to be not only the most beautiful Shofar we could find, but also one that made the nicest sound.  Because it is large and delicate, we had to carry it with us on the airplane and make sure that during the 14 hour flight from Israel to New York, that it was safe. In fact, another reason we are proud to display this item is that we were able to safely transport it to our home from halfway across the world. Our Shofar also represents my family’s Jewish Heritage as well as the fact that our family includes my Mother, who was born in Israel.

Place(s): Israel
Year: 2021

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