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“SO DAVID TRIUMPHED OVER THE PHILISTINE WITH A SLING AND A STONE"
FIRST SAMUEL 17:50

                                                                           

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THE SLINGSHOT THAT KILLED GOLIATH
 
"The Slingshot that Killed Goliath" Just kidding.  But this “traditional” slingshot, woven in Bethlehem, David's hometown, makes a singular gift for anyone who wants to emulate David, and have fun doing it!  Use it as a visual for Sunday School Bible classes and as a prop for David and Goliath skits.  The slingshot is accompanied by a three-page commentary on the famous duel: the geographical setting, its historical roots and the “smoking sling.”

The slingshot comes without the stone – but to give you a sense of size, the stone is 2.5 inches in diameter, similar to the real size of the stone David would have picked up from the river bed.  The stone that hit Goliath’s forehead was not a pebble!

Photo:  Gila Yudkin

 
Warning:  This slingshot can be deadly to giants -- and windows!

One pastor gives these slingshots as a gift when he commissions new ministers to preach.  The slingshot symbolically reminds them of the power they have to slay the giants in their lives -- and to empower their congregants to do so as well.

 

"Last weekend I had the opportunity to try out the slingshot in my parent's garden (huge!).  It worked out quite well for getting the basic throw.  Though hitting something you aim at requires some more practice, something probably only shepherd boys can find the time for!" 
Jip Meijer, the Netherlands

"As a boy we made our own slingshots in Ohio with shoe leather tongues and shoelaces.  I have Grand kids and want to share the REAL experience before I do the bucket thing!"  Dick Van Dyke, Temple, Texas

 

$19.90 per slingshot includes shipping.

 
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Testing the slingshot

Concentrating on eliminating imaginary giants

Photo:  Gila Yudkin        

       Photo:  Gila Yudkin

Aiming the sling at an imaginary giant

11-year-old Omri concentrates like David

 

Coming to Jerusalem in 2014?  Would you like to find the venues where you can quietly be transported back in your imagination to the time of Jesus?  To David?  To Abraham?  Are you a camera buff who would like to bring home a collection of exotic photos no one else has?  Are you eager to eat hummus or kubbeh elbow-to-elbow with the "natives" -- or is dining in the style of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba more to your taste?

Make every minute matter while you "Explore Jerusalem's Soul" with Gila's unorthodox guide.  This up-to-date PDF (Adobe Acrobat) 46-page guide gives you the Top Ten places to meditate on the Bible, the Top Ten lesser-known churches worth visiting, the Top Ten most rewarding roof-top views and the Top Ten places for Middle Eastern soul food.  More on Gila's Jerusalem Guide....

 
WIDOW’S MITE
 
Actual size of the Widow's Mites A “Widow’s Mite” is a tiny copper coin, the smallest unit of currency, which was by far the most common coin in circulation during the time of Jesus.

To the left are two authentic 2000-year-old “Widow’s Mites,” shown at their exact size, about half an inch in diameter.  Below, the authentic coins, sold by local coin dealers, are shown at four times their size.
 
  Widow's Mites at four times their actual size
 

Photo:  Gila Yudkin

 
 

Two Widow's Mites at four times their authentic size

 
 

$39 for each authentic widow’s mite includes shipping.

 
 
 
Tour the Temple Mount with itsGila MP3 audio tour in the company of Abraham and Isaac, David and Solomon, Jesus and the disciples, the angel Gabriel and Mohammed.  Meet many other luminaries, both real and legendary.
 


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