Top Ten Reasons, Beyond Koved, To Learn Tekiat HaShofar

10. Can be used instead of dinner bell at the campus Hillel

9. Effective way to hail a cab

8. Drowns out the sound of the muezzin at the local mosque

7. Serenade your girlfriend

6. Works better than shouting "fore" on the golf course

5. Adequate musical replacement for ill jug band players

4. Good for sounding alarm while serving with local Shomrim anti-crime group

3. Lead cheers at Mets games

2. Can be used to announce arrival of (another!) presidential candidate to the neighborhood

1. Impresses the shayna maydels!