Tuesday, 1 May 2012

ABC Wednesday, P for Prayer Shawl

  This Prayer Shawl of David Ben David survived the fire caused by the Nazis, burning all synagogues in Czechoslovakia, and the sea after the ship which took David Ben David to Israel, was bombed. Later, when David was defending the kibbutz Gush Etzion against the Arabs, it survived the sword.
This Prayer Shawl is a sign of hope and revival.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with P.



26 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

a POWERFUL symbol

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

anthonynorth said...

Powerful symbol, indeed.

Leslie: said...

Oh WoW! It's unbelieveable that it survived all that...but then God's grace is all powerful.

Leslie
abcw team

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Powerful post - I leave with chills. Thank you for sharing this inspiring icon.

photowannabe said...

Amazing and as others have said, powerful. What a symbol of survival and character.

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing and powerful symbol indeed! I, too, leave with chills! Awesome history of survival! Thank you for sharing this with us, Wil!

Sylvia

Paula Scott said...

That's funny....I just was looking at a book a few days ago about making prayer shawls. But, this one-most certainly powerful. THanks for sharing this treasure!

Hildred and Charles said...

A beautiful prayer shawl, and evidently meant to survive to become a 'powerful' symbol.

Starnitesky said...

An amazing story and as everyone else says Powerful!

Ann said...

Wonderful example of Gods providence.

Ann

aka Penelope said...

Words have power … and when wrapped in a shawl they can also bring great comfort.

Anne said...

Beautiful symbol of God's grace and strengthening presence in our lives. Thank you for sharing this powerful story of survival.

Jane and Chris said...

Oh my gosh. I have tears in my eyes, and I held my breath when I read the story. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Jane x

Black Jack's Carol said...

The shawl is truly beautiful, and "hope" and "revival" are great POSITIVE words to convey its meaning. Thank you!

Kay L. Davies said...

A fascinating story, Wil. Awesome indeed.
K

Kim, USA said...

I have known this prayer shawl in our bible study. Awesome I have seen the photo here. Thanks for sharing.

Kim,USA

Rajesh said...

The survival of the prayer shawl is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

George said...

This is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Anne said...

So beautiful and I'm so glad it survived. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Annie
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/2012/05/p_is_for_palazzi.html

chubskulit said...

Symbolic shawl!

P is for Pizzaroni
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Très bon choix pour ABC Wednesday!
Merci pour le partage;o)

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Belle journée****

Dina said...

I'm glad you shared this with everyone, Wil.
It is a very special tallit.

ladyfi said...

A lovely tribute.

Laura said...

such a beautiful tallit...thank you for sharing its story with us. My cousin who is a rabbi just did a whole ceremony on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with a rescued Torah...the Torah needed to be repaired. They found the last person who read from it before it was stolen by the Nazis...he was supposed to be skyped in to the ceremony where it would be read again for the first time in all these years, but had a stroke the day before. His family was able to participate in the ceremony however...I get teary whenever I think of it.

Emille said...

Oh, these prayer shawls are always so beautiful!

Lisa said...

A fascinating piece of history. It speaks to the power of faith.