prayer shawl

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Definition of prayer shawl

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Recent Examples on the Web Kerr had been visiting her mom to pick up prayer shawls to give to her patients at the ICU as a way to ease the pain of being at the hospital alone due to the hospital's visitor restrictions. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A mom of an ICU nurse covered her daughter with a bed sheet to give her a hug," 12 Apr. 2020 That at times gives them the distasteful task of wrestling with demonstrators clad in prayer shawls, or facing down children who shout imprecations at them. Noga Tarnopolsky, Los Angeles Times, "Ultra-Orthodox Jews hit disproportionately hard by Israel’s coronavirus outbreak," 7 Apr. 2020 Men in tallisim — the prayer shawls observant Jews wear — came up and danced with him in a circle around the Torah. Washington Post, "A bar mitzvah for Gerry, who turned 13 while the Nazis occupied Poland," 19 Jan. 2020 Mintz, a religious Jew, stood facing Jerusalem, his white and black prayer shawl hanging off his shoulders. Oren Liebermann And Michael Schwartz, CNN, "Muslim and Jewish paramedics pause to pray together. One of many inspiring moments in the coronavirus crisis," 26 Mar. 2020 His first stop was Gandhi's home, where Trump donned a prayer shawl and removed his shoes to walk through the humble ashram. Jill Colvin, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump’s visit to India prioritizes pageantry over policy," 24 Feb. 2020 By the numbers Since 2008, group members have made and donated 14,587 baby hats to St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee and 26 to 30 prayer shawls for the Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For 11 years, Sussex's Happy Hookers have knit for thousands in hospital, hospice and the homeless," 30 Dec. 2019 Jen was very active in the St. Bernard's Woman's Guild and prayer shawl ministry. courant.com, "Jeanette G. Loehr," 18 July 2019 Rabbi Goldstein, who was shot in the hands and lost his right index finger, wrapped his bloody wounds in a prayer shawl and rallied his congregation outside. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Heroism at the Synagogue," 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of prayer shawl

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Prayer shawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prayer%20shawl. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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prayer shawl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prayer shawl

: a shawl that is worn over the head or shoulders by Jewish men especially during morning prayers

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