This is a Jewish
themed coordinated web set I created based on the symbols of the shofar
and the Star of David. A 'shofar' is an animal horn trumpet,
one of the earliest wind instruments known to man. The shofar may be
the horn of any kosher animal, except that of a cow or calf in
the biblical golden calf incident. The shofar was, and still
is, sounded on Jewish High and Holy Days such as the weekly Sabbath,
the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the day of the New
Moon. Blowing it today is a reminder of the Everlasting
Covenant between the G_d of Israel and the Jewish people.
Above you see a sample of how a web page title could be inserted into
the shofar title image created for this set. There is a blank
of the image in the .zip file below. If
you don't have a graphic program capable of doing that, e-mail
me and I
will do it for you as time allows. Below you will find the
shofar graphic divider and Star of David bullet designed for this
page. There is also a clipart email
button. Coordinating navigation graphics that could
be placed at the bottom of each page if appropriate are also included.
and meaning of the shofar blasts:
There are four
different sounds associated with the Feast of Trumpet's service, detailed by centuries of
used for sample title and on buttons is called: "Freedom condensed"
The "blast," one long blast with a clear tone. An unbroken
sound that is to call man to search his heart, abandon his
inappropriate actions, and seek forgiveness through repentance.
- A "broken," sighing sound of three short
calls; a broken, staccato, trembling sound. It is
to typify the sorrow that comes to a man when he realizes his wrong and
desires to change his ways.
- The "alarm," a rapid series of nine or more very short
notes. A wave-like sound of alarm calling upon man to stand
by the banner of G_d.
Gedolah - "The great Tekiah," a single unbroken blast,
held as long as possible. The prolonged, unbroken sound is to
typify a final invitation to sincere repentance and atonement.
To save, you may
download the .zip
which includes the Jewish shofar graphics, clip art, instructions and
HTML template. Do not link to the graphics on this
page! Please note that this set is free to use on personal
websites only (donations are always appreciated). Those sites
that hope to generate income (business site) there is a one time $10
minimum requested donation payable through Pay Pal.
Whether it is a commercial or personal web site, a text link to this
appear on all pages you use these designs on. Below is a
Jewish shofar web theme set courtesy of Crystal Cloud