shofar – meaning in Easy English

A musical instrument. They were animal horns. People blew into them. People used shofars during a war, when they wanted to bring the soldiers together. Or people used them to tell everyone to gather. Also they used them at joyful events. Nowadays, the Jewish people sound the shofar on their New Year's Day, that is called Rosh Hashanah. See 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.