A wonderful Shofar story – not to forget a Britain that waived the rules

Here is a great video about the heroism of the Jews who blew the shofar at the Kotel during the British mandate. 

What an appalling decision by the British to attempt to ban the blowing of the shofar at the conclusion of Yom Kippur .. negating the principles by which it had received the League of Nations mandate.  This uplifting video shows the return of the shofar blowers many years later to the site of their acts of defiance.

.. another example of our pioneering Israeli heroes.

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  1. Thanks for the great video. It reminded me of the British law during the Mandate that Jews could be arrested even for bringing a bench or chair to the Kottel. This is a timely reminder of the fact that many in today’s British diplomatic establishment inherit the anti-Jewish, Arab-appeasing attitudes of the times of the Mandate. According to Martin Gilbert’s excellent book on Jerusalem during this period, the British commander Storrs (whose name appears on a plaque on the corner of King George St and Jaffa Rd in Jerusalem) was very antisemitic, and determined to undermine the British promise made by the philo-semitic Lloyd George etc for a Jewish homeland. According to Gilbert, Storrs even encouraged the first anti-Jewish Arab riots in 1921.