Q. Re- question 3330 above. Can I cover myself with a blanket while blowing the shofar to minimize the sound and not to bother the other patients in the room? I will try to blow while turning my head down ans having the shofar face sideways so it will not be directly covered by the blanket. Is that OK?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit”’a opinion is that if the Shofar is not directly covered by the blanket, in case of need it is permitted. The Rov added that it is likely that the voice of the shofar remains unchanged and the blanket just turns down the volume of the sound and is similar to a taalis over the head.
The Rov also recommended to try and train beforehand to blow with a quieter, lower but kosher voice.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a.