Chusid Team Authors Books

Chusid Associates' staff and associates have recently published two books:
Vladimir Paperny published his book, Mos-Angeles 2 (Russian for "Moscow–Los Angeles, Vol. 2"). It contains essays on Russian culture and art from an American perspective and how American culture and art appears from a Russian perspective. It is his third published book on art, architecture, and social criticism (see

Michael Chusid's book, Hearing Shofar: The Still Small Voice of the Ram's Horn, is published online at Hearing shofar, the ram’s horn, is the primary ritual of the Jewish High Holy Days including Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement. While shofar has been used for at least three thousand years, the author believes this is the first full-length book on the subject.

In addition to an in-depth discussion of shofar’s religious significance, the book explores the ram’s horn in the context of its history, anthropology, mythology, mysticism, psychology and cultural dimensions. The book, available online as a free download, is presented in three volumes and includes an “owner’s manual” for the shofar blower.