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In the 1930s it was illegal to blow the shofar at the Kotel in British Mandatory Palestine.
Despite this restriction, for the next seventeen years, the shofar was sounded at the Kotel every Yom Kippur. Shofars were smuggled to the Kotel where brave teenagers defiantly blew them at the conclusion of the fast. Some managed to get away while others were captured and sent to jail for up to six months.
Six of these men are still alive. These are their stories.
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