Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Morning train prayer

I saw something beautiful this morning.
On the train from Beer Sheba to Tel Aviv, I happened to be in a car with a few religious people. One of them started putting on a tefillin for the morning prayer, the "Shacharit" and soon others followed him. On the way more and more people started joining them. Old and young, army soldiers, and people going to work, Ashkeazi ans Sefearadi, all joined in a common prayer.
I was touched, by seeing this moving improvised synagogue.

Afterwards one of the soldiers asked me if I was a journalist. LOL! He saw me photographing the people praying. I told him that I'm a blogger. Had to explain, what it is a blog afterwards thou.

From him I understood, that was pretty spontaneous, thou it happens occasionally on praying hours of the "Mincha", "Shacharith" and "Arvit".


Irina Tsukerman said...

Must have been a wonderful experience.

By the way, the photograph came out pretty cool. Was it taken with cell phone or camera?

Rafi Goldmeier said...

our train from Bet Shemesh to tel Aviv has a regular minyan ever day, for shachairt on the 6:54 and 7:48 tarins and all evening trains have arvit and the late afternoon trains have minha as well... it really is beautiful..

Woland said...

Irina, It was taken with my cell phone.

Rafi, welcome!
It was the first time I saw it on the train, thou I do use the train very often.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Woland, boisya ksendzov, oni ochmuryaut!

Otherwise, you need to fly around the war more. In any airport on the way home you will be able to see the scene. Not on Shabes, of course ;-)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Around the world. Oh, these typos. Kinda Freudian, though, in this case.

Woland said...

"Oh, these typos. Kinda Freudian, though, in this case."
LOL! :-D