Courtesy of IKAR, a progressive egalitarian spiritual community in Los Angeles come the stirring sounds of a man, his shofar, and his red hoodie. Who is this elusive shofar-blowing man? What is he doing in the streets of L.A.? IKAR explains:
[T]he upcoming High Holy Days are nothing short of a call to transform our lives, our city and our world. So we sent our Sexy Shofar Man to hit the streets with his sweet shofar blowing to beckon the people of Los Angeles to wake up and think about what’s possible in 5773.
We call them the High Holy Days, but Yamim Noraim can best be translated as "Days of Awe." These are days in which we step out of our daily routines and wake up to the mysterious gift of life itself. The message of the High Holy Days: everything is possible. Things don't have to be as they are. We don't have to be the people we have become. We can repair, redirect, reframe the contours of our relationships and our lives. Reflect deeply, dream boldly, and discover a renewed sense of wonder and purpose.
“Street Shofar” is directed by Isaac Feder and features Michael Brous (AKA, brother of IKAR Rabbi Sharon Brous) as Sexy Shofar Man. Still tracking down the person in charge of wardrobe, who gave SSM his soon-to-be-signature look.
To find out more about IKAR - and to join me and other creative and eclectic individuals there for the holidays - visit: www.ikar-la.org.