In an iconic show of unity and brotherhood, a Muslim and a Jew, paramedic partners in Israel, paused during one particularly busy day to pray—the Muslim kneeling on his prayer rug facing Mecca; the Jew donning his prayer shawl, facing Jerusalem. The photo, snapped by a coworker, garnered thousands of likes within hours. One twitter user wrote: “One fight! One victory! Let's unite.”
Long journeys, worries over flight safety, pressures of life or even aspirations for future success can bring any traveler to an airport prayer booth, or “Pray-o-mat,” as its inventor called it. These cubicle Pray-o-mats represent the smallest form of religious observance space available for prayer.