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Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 3:3: שופר של ראש השנה של יעל, פשוט, ופיו מצופה זהב, ושתי חצוצרות מן הצדדין. שופר מאריך וחצוצרות מקצרות, שמצות היום בשופר. Translation from Sefaria.com The shofar of Rosh Hashanah – is to be from an ibex, [and] straight. Its mouth is to be coated in gold, and there are to be two trumpets, [one] on each side [of it]. ...


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The Shulchan Aruch (586:21) just uses this example since it was an example of the Mishna in Rosh Hashana (4:8) (32b in the Gemara).


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Judaica101 lists six methods in order from lightest to strongest and suggests: The best way is to start with the lightest cleaning methods and work your way to the strongest if necessary. See there for all the methods, but the first is to scrub it with water and a toothbrush; and the next is to let synthetic vinegar dry on the interior surface and ...


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Presumably because someone put it there. Perhaps he was walking along the road on the 25th of Elul holding a shofar and decided to rest it on a branch (or trunk bifurcation) for a moment while he adjusted his backpack. Then, when he started walking again, he forgot it there. Or perhaps he was using a mirror in a shofar as a sort of periscope, leaning it on ...


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The answer to your question is 3 seifim earlier (586:16): ציפהו זהב במקום הנחת פה, פסול.‏ The Aruch Hashulchan (586:28) writes: ובמקום הנחת פיו – פסול משום חציצה, שהזהב מפסיק בין פיו לשופר.‏ The sound must be created by the contact of the lips on the shofar, additionally it may not be altered in any way by a foreign body.



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