prayer shawl


: tallit

Examples of prayer shawl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The claim: Image shows Tom Hanks fled to Israel after the release of Jeffrey Epstein's list A Jan. 3 Facebook video (direct link, archive link) shows actor Tom Hanks dancing in a crowd while wearing a yarmulke and Jewish prayer shawl. USA TODAY, 7 July 2014 At a campaign rally in October, a huge screen with the image of a man wearing a Jewish prayer shawl and blowing a shofar suddenly illuminated the stadium. Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2023 In addition to plowing and harvesting, buying and selling, cooking by kindling a fire, writing and other obvious kinds of employment, carrying any object outside the home — keys, books, prayer shawls, canes or even babies — is forbidden. Joseph Berger, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2023 There were Jewish people wearing prayer shawls and kippot, young activists sporting tattoos and nose rings, and people in headscarves and Palestinian checkered black-and-white scarves. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 At several synagogues, services were interrupted as the sextons stood up and called out the names of young men who were being summoned to duty; other worshipers, on hearing the news, quickly folded their prayer shawls and departed; some returned later, in uniform, to bid their families goodbye. Time, 11 Oct. 2023 The installation, held at Hopkins Farm Brewery, included calling on a group of congregants, each representing a different generation, to wrap the rabbi in a tallit, a traditional Jewish prayer shawl, while Rabbi Simerly and the congregants blessed her with a prayer. Katia Parks, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2023 Despite having many fans and volunteers, the museum prior to the renovation featured displays that felt archival, including a prayer shawl with a laminated piece of paper alongside giving some basic information about the artifact, or impersonal notes offering dates and statistics. Cnaan Liphshiz,, 7 July 2021 Audrey Glickman, 66, hid in a storage room filled with laundry bags and covered herself with a prayer shawl during the attack. David Nakamura The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 3 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prayer shawl was in 1892

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“Prayer shawl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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