The world's only Jewish prayer flag. My invention. My prototype. I'm only waiting for some prosperous person to take an interest in the project -- to help me unfurl a hundred, a thousand, a million Jewish prayer flags fluttering around the world.
Also called, the "Flying Alef" -- This letter was chosen for an important reason. Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The second letter of the alphabet is Beit, and it has a very structural quality, because it means "house" and it looks a little bit like a house. Beit is the first letter of the Torah, as in "B'reshit" which means "In the beginning." Being first, Beit has been honored for generations.
But before the Beginning, so to speak, was the spirit or the breath of God, and that is symbolized by the Aleph which has a most beautiful liquid flowing form. Aleph is the ideal letter for a prayer flag because it so conducive to breezy movement.
This may be the world's only Jewish prayer flag, by the way. I can only say that the idea just came to me, and so I "invented" it. And I'm not even Jewish.
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