prayer shawl

noun

Definition of prayer shawl

: tallit

Examples of prayer shawl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They have been evacuated from the temple and are resting in the empty upstairs bedroom of a congregant in Nevada, covered by a traditional white and blue tallit, or prayer shawl. Robin Estrin, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2021 His father’s tallit, the prayer shawl that some families also use as a covering in their children’s weddings. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 Becky draped a crocheted prayer shawl around her sister’s shoulders and smoothed Edith's hair away from her face. Freep.com, 18 Apr. 2021 Brad Gross sat on the couch in his Fisherville, Kentucky, home and could feel the weight of his grandfather’s tallit — a Jewish prayer shawl — hanging around his neck. Andre Toran, The Courier-Journal, 25 Mar. 2021 Many of those present had never seen a yarmulke and prayer shawl. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 19 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of prayer shawl

1892, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2021

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“Prayer shawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prayer%20shawl. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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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