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Yid Vid: A Great Miracle Happened One Year Ago Today

By Daniel Treiman

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Today marks the first anniversary of a pivotal moment in Jewish history:

Here’s a report from last year on this momentous occasion:

Boston’s North Shore reclaimed the world record for largest shofar ensemble Sept. 17 when 798 participants sounded the shofar for 7 minutes, 50 seconds, on Phillips Beach in Swampscott, Mass.

The Great Shofar Blowout, organized by the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, demolished the previous record of 400, set last year by a synagogue in Philadelphia. Organizers say the total number was probably well over 800, but the official tally includes only those who registered and were known to have made the half-mile walk from the assembly area at Congregation Shirat Hayam to the beach, where the blowing took place.


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