The Non-Controversy of Donald Trump and a Tallit AKA Wrapped in Prayer

A few weeks back there was some controversy surrounding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump donning a traditional tallit, or Jewish prayer shawl made in Israel, and gifted him by a pastor during a visit to a black church in Detroit. I kind of shrugged and saw it less as cultural appropriation (though the part about the pastor fasting over it, while also handing Trump a Jewish prayer book gave me pause) than jumping on a particular evangelical approved bandwagon.

I wrote about the concept of prayer shawls being embraced in many faiths in Ancient Prayer on page 317, and you can read it here:

Page 317 of Ancient Prayer: Tallit, Prayer Shawl