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June 23, 2006
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* A shofar confiscated by the British in pre-state Israel reportedly has found its way back to contemporary Israel. According to a Yediot Achronot report on Thursday, a 100-year-old shofar now at the Beit Gidi Museum in Tel Aviv was donated by a former British policeman who seized it from a Jewish youth in Jerusalem in 1946. The youth was blowing the shofar at the Western Wall in violation of British ordinances aimed at preventing Muslim riots. The British policeman decided to hand over the shofar a few years ago when he came across Israelis vacationing near his hometown in Scotland, Yediot reported.

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