Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Shabtai Zvi Star of David Symbols

The Shabtai Zvi Star of David Symbols

In the explanation of the exhibition Nechama Lvendel - Nadav Bloch "Dönmeh - Following Shabtai Zvi" at the "Tova Osman" gallery in Tel Aviv it was written that the municipal gallery of Ulcin (Monte Negro State, formerly part of Yugoslavia on the border with Albania) has a a niche on the third floor surmounted by two Star of David symbols carved in stone. According to locals this place was a gathering place of Shabtai Tzvi and his followers. Shabtai Zvi was exiled to Ulcin and had been buried there. His grave is located indoors and is considered a holy place.

Copyright: Nechama Levendel and Nadav Bloch, Israeli Artists.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Impossible Sculptures par Francis TABARY Francis


Copyright: Francis TABARY 2009

Copyright: Francis TABARY 2009
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Copyright: Francis TABARY 2009
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Copyright: Francis TABARY 2009

Brewers' Star Marks a brewery in Germany

Picture courtesy of Soul of Beer from Flickr

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hamsa- Hand of Fatima- with Hexagram


Taken by: SaReGaMa 2009
Hexagram on a hamsa door knob
at a Jewish house in Haifa



Taken by: SaReGaMa 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Abbasid Solomon’s Seal

Abbasid Solomon’s Seal on coin - courtesy of PHGCOM from Wikipedia entry Al-Mustansir (Caliph in Baghdad from 1226 to 1242).

Thanks to Dobush for referring me to this picture.

Monday, December 07, 2009

New Xmas celebration downtown Amsterdam

Thanks to Jordan who Sent me this Christian Hexagram picture from his iPhone

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem Candlestick
Made in Bethlehem, Israel
Copyright: Zako 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Star of David Cures Colds

Thanks to Jason Gordon from Pondside, Jamaica Plain
who sent me this add which was published in 1851

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Star of David on an armband of a Kapo

Courtesy of Norlu from Wikipedia entry: Kapo (concentration camp)

Thanks to SaReGaMa for referring me to this picture

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Serpent God Indian Hexagram

18th century depiction of the awakening of kundalini force - the serpent of Shiva

My new Star of David Bookmark

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Star of David Shaped Tombstone

Star of David Shaped Tombstone at the
United Jewish Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
first burial in 1850
Courtesy of elycefeliz from Flickr

Monday, October 19, 2009

Indian Hexagrams and snakes

18th century depiction of the Birth of the World. Hexagrams appear above the shoulders of the central blue figure.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Star of David Watch

The points of the Star of David show the even numbers (hours) 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
The angles between the points show the odd numbers (hours) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Christian-Hexagram

Christian-Hexagram above crosses
Copyright: Zako 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Star of David Lod Mosaic




Stars of David as a framework for animals on a Roman Mosaic Floor from the 3-4 th century C.E. discovered in Lod, Israel, by Miriam Avissar in 1996.Size: 19x9 square meters.
Although the star seems round note the hexagon surrounded by six triangles, which is a form that is acually seen in every
empty" Star of David which is composed of two equilatteral triangles, but here a Guilloche separates between the hexagons and the triangles.
Photos are published here courtesy of Oded Israeli and all rights are reserved to him.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Zimtsterne

Zimtsterne is a traditional German Cinnamon Christmas cookie and it has the shape of a mostly six sometimes 5-pointed star .
Picture is courtesy of franziskas garten from Flickr
and I found it thanks to my friend Gideon

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Star of David on Jewelry by David Weitzman


Designed by David Weitzman from Ka Gold Jewelry


Hebrew: Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing)
Designed by David Weitzman from Ka Gold Jewelry

Monday, September 21, 2009

Berber Six pointed Stars

Six pointed Stars above mysterious marks carved on a Berber stone lamp bought recently by David Mimon while visiting the Sahara Desert, Morocco. If you can decipher this writing you are invited to write to Eli Eshed, who published an article about this lamp in his blog: "the universe of Eli Eshed". It seems to me that the Hebrew word on the right is "cancer".

elieshe@zahav.net.il

http://www.notes.co.il/eshed/60481.asp

Monday, September 14, 2009

Leningrad Codex Carpet Page with David Shield


Detail from Leningrad Codex Carpet Page with David Shield painted and not drawn from micrographic writing.
Copied from L'ornament Hebreu, the edition which Vladimir Stassof & David Gunzburg issued in 1905

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Codex Leningrad 1905- David Star

From: L'ornament Hebreu, Vladimir Stassof & David Gunzburg, 1905

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Purity in Politics banner with Stars of David


This banner is hanging in the headquarters of the League of Women Voters in Washington DC
Copyright: Kathy P. Chiron 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Star of David on a Birthday Card

Star of David on a Birthday Card
Macro Photography

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bronze Star of David Sculpture

Bronze Star of David Sculpture by Yoel Ziv from Kibbutz Kalia.
All rights reserved to Yoel Ziv 2009

Star of David on Fragrant Candles

Nationalistic blue and white candles

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Solomon Seals at Iran Tabriz Blue Mosque

Picture is courtesy of Eliza_Tasbihi from Flickr
Tabriz Blue Mosque was built in 1465, damaged in an earthquake in 1779, rebuilt in 1973

Friday, July 10, 2009

Translation of Star of David into different languages

German Davidstern
Arabic ">نجمة داوود Czech Davidova hvězda
Danish Davidsstjerne
Spanish Estrella de David
Finnish Daavidint
French Etoile de David
Italian Maghen David
Dutch Davidster
Polish Gwiazda Dawida
Portugese Estrela de Davi
Rumanian David Steaua
Russian Звезда Давида
Swedish Davidsstjärna
Chinese 大衛星
Turkish Davud'un Kalkani
Japanese ダビデの星

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Russian Yellow Badge Inquiry

Copyright: Marianne G Petrino-Schaad 2009
Marianne wrote to me:
I was wondering if you have seen an authentic yellow star patch with the word for Jew in Russian embroidered on it?
I wondered why someone would make a patch that uses Russian?
I got this patch in June at an antique show. The seller had it in her possession for 30 years. She had bought it from a man in Carlisle, PA, whose father was in WWII and a member of the Nazi party. I have donated it to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. They believe it is a fake patch.
I wonder why anyone would make a fake patch using Russian, instead of German, so it got me to thinking:
could there be an original model?
If so, where would it have come from?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Six Pointed Star on an Ancient City Wall

If a city is an organic entity, its walls are like the skin of a human being, and inscriptions on this wall are like tattoos. There are 4 Six-pointed star on the walls of Jerusalem, Israel, and one on the wal of Byblos, Lebanon. Here we see another one on the city wall of Diyarbakır, largest city in southeastern Turkey,
which was built before the Roman era, but it is not clear when was this star inscripted.
Courtesy of kurdistan کردستان from Flickr

Monday, June 29, 2009

Moroccan Solomon Seal

Marrakech, Mosque
Courtesy of "only alice" from Flickr

Fes Mosaic
Courtesy of Pixelmaniac from Flickr

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Anti Semitic Attack


The star of David makes it easy for anti- Semites to identify Jewish targets. In this case we see a burnt tombstone at Undercliffe Cemetery (founded in 1854) North of England
Picture is courtesy of lant_70 from Flickr

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jewish Star Arm Tattoo

Picture is courtesy of Hadi Orr


Picture is courtesy of Hadi Orr

Monday, June 22, 2009

Six Pointed Star Fortress


Architectura of fortresses, Strasbourg 1589By Daniel Hamstead, (1536-1589), 
military engineer, engineer and cartographer



Karlovac, Croatia 1774
A whole town inside a fortress, which was built
in the shape of a six-pointed star
against the advancing Turks
Karlovac is named after Austro-Hungarian tsar Carl
Picture was uploaded to Wikimedia by Neoneo13 (Thanks Neoneo13!)
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About 1680 Nové Zámky in Slovakia was built according to a similar plan
Picture uploaded to Wikipedia by Poganyp.

Star of David Sculpture at Gottingen, Germany

You"ll have to lay eyes on the picture until the shape of the Star will form in your mind.
Memorial created in 1973 by Conrad Cagli


Notice the additional star of David on the pavement!
Outside view of the above sculpture
Pictures were uploaded to Wikimedia by Daniel Schwen (thanks, Daniel!)
Shot at the Platz der Synagoge, Göttingen, Germany

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Indian Hexagram on Cochin State Post Stationery

From:
India and Israel, Bombay 1951 p. 23-26, The shield of David

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Door Knocker

Fatima Hand Chamsa with Six-pointed Stars
Shot at
Kefalonia Island, Greece
Picture is courtesy of "Tony Tea" from Flickr
I Think that this combination of Chamsa and Six-pointed Stars
is meant to act double efficiently against Evil Eye
The design of this door knocker has a commercial potential

Tattoo Showing Fatima Hand with David-Shield

Picture is courtesy of Shannon Archuleta from Fickr

Star of David as a Frame in a Tefillin Cover

The left Star of David frames the Hebrew word for head (meaning the tefillin for the head) while the right Star of David frames the Hebrew word for hand (meaning the tefillin for the hand).
Picture is courtesy of Sharon Pazner From Flickr.