Our specialty is tallit and tzitzit, but periodically our customers ask if we sell shofars as well, or if we can recommend where to buy a shofar. For a long time we simply referred them to other Judaica webstores that sell shofars.
But something always bothered me: All of the webstores that offer shofars for sale use stock photos and write a note saying they are merely for illustrative purposes. In other words, what you see is not what you get. You order a ram’s horn shofar or a kudu shofar, specify the size you want and choose black or brown, and they simply go and pull a shofar off the shelf and stick it in a box. (By the way, black and brown is a bit misleading, because most shofars are a combination of both.)
Of course one option is to buy a shofar on eBay or Amazon. But a lot of people don’t feel comfortable working with eBay and Amazon sellers, who are not always solidly established, and since a portion of the sale goes to eBay or Amazon, prices may be higher.
I knew that with a bit of time and effort, we could create a high caliber shofar sales webstore that would enable the prospective buyer to see the shofar in details and choose exactly what he wants. So we started Jericho Shofar.
Every time a new shipment comes in, we photograph, number, measure and catalog every shofar individually. Some people want a hefty shofar with a gnarly shape and a natural finish. Others would like to buy a smoothly polished shofar with an elegant shape.
Where can I buy a shofar that has just the right the look, feel and sound? We provide a number of high resolution images of every shofar, both ram’s horn and Yemenite, and write detailed descriptions of the shape, color and sound.