Skip to content
Apply
Stories

Why right-wing Christian politicians are blowing the shofar

People in this story

Right-wing Christians have increasingly been using shofars and other Jewish symbols at rallies, an act that some Jews call offensive.

Forward, September 2022

Jews will soon hear the shofar at High Holiday services. Far-right Christians politicians have been blowing it at their rallies all year.

Shofars made an appearance onstage at one recent far-right rally in a Virginia Beach megachurch, for example. where speakers described their political opponents as demons and spread the falsehood  of a stolen 2020 presidential election. In another example, Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania’s GOP nominee for U.S. Senate and a leader in the “Stop the Steal” movement, incorporated shofar-blowing into an August rally.

Continue reading at Forward.

More Stories

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu photographed during a press conference.

European leaders divided on ICC arrest warrant bid for Netanyahu

05.21.2024
A decorative photo illustration of Karen Read surrounded by supporters holding posters calling for her release.

This accused murderer has superfans bankrolling her defense

05.20.2024
In this 2008 file photo, engineer Stephan Noetzel alerts a police officer to gunshots using ShotSpotter in East Palo Alto, Calif. Police and public officials nationwide continue to debate use of the technology.

13 Mass. municipalities and 1 university use ShotSpotter. Critics wonder: Is it worth it?

05.22.24
In the News