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Jewish prayer shawl finds new home at Baptist church
Sioux City Journal ^ | 8/23/2013 | John Quinlin

Posted on 08/26/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT by wonkowasright

The prayer shawl that Myron Slobin received when he was bar mitzvahed in 1955 will have a new home Sept. 8 when Slobin, spiritual leader of the Siouxland International Messianic Fellowship, presents it for dedication to the Rev. Jim Wilson, pastor of the Glendale Baptist Church.

The shawl, or tzitzit will replace the runner on the church’s communion table which was accidentally damaged by the Messianic Fellowship which has been meeting on Fridays at the church for about 3 years.

“It’s very significant to the Old Testament ties and to the Bible,” Wilson said of the tallit. “It’s something that’s very near and dear to the Jewish faith as well as to the Christian faith because it’s our roots. It’s going to be very significant to our ties, what the communion table stands for, between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper. My eyes have been opened to the working together of these two fellowships, and this is going to draw us even closer together.”

An errant candle used by fellowship members burned a hole in the old runner, said Slobin, whose immediate reaction was that the fellowship, as guests, should at least replace the runner, which both the church and fellowship use.

(Excerpt) Read more at siouxcityjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Ecumenism
KEYWORDS: baptist; ecumenical; jewish
A beautiful and humorous story of what happens when an errant candle on the altar burns up your guests altar cloth.
1 posted on 08/26/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT by wonkowasright
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To: wonkowasright

Agreed


2 posted on 08/26/2013 5:11:06 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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It was a toss up to post that one or Be A Part of Baptist Healths Pink Glove Dance

Most Baptists I knew and worshipped with growing up were strictly against dancin. Dancin with pink gloves would have caused heads to explode. LOL.

Times change and its a good cause.
3 posted on 08/26/2013 5:13:49 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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>> Dancin with pink gloves would have caused heads to explode. LOL.

Hey, those gloves will come in mighty handy on snake-handlin’ day. :-)


4 posted on 08/26/2013 5:23:42 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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My great-great uncle was disfellowshipped from a Baptist church in rural Alabama -- not only was he dancing, he "held a dancing party at his house".

The church minutes declared that he was cast out and "was henceforth to be held as a heathen and a publican."

My dad said, "At least they didn't hold him as a REpublican . . . "

5 posted on 08/26/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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ha! Thats funny.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 7:22:56 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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Dancing?

Their foot shall slide in due time. (Deut 32:35) The horror.

Sinners in the hands of an angry god.


7 posted on 08/27/2013 8:59:06 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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