Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Expensive Glass Star of David

Today I got the following Flickr Mail from dc chen:

I saw this Star of David at a local glass shop in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I didn't plan on purchasing it (too expensive) but thought it was cool and decided to take a picture of it. In general, as a Bible beliving Christian, I'm interested in Jewish history, though I don't know about it as much as I'd
like to. I did, however, just recently purchased a book on the Six-Day War in 1967.

Copyright: "dc chen" from Flickr

Potentially Offensive Star of David

You can say that the Star of David is just an innocent symbol, but it makes some people react aggressively-which means that it is a powerful symbol...

For example: I read on Aftenposten from 05 Feb 2004 that Teacher Inge Telhaug, who teaches immigrants Norwegian language and culture at the Kristiansand Adult education center in Norway, was told to stop wearing around his neck the Star of David, because the principal of that school, Kjell Gislefoss, felt that the Star of David can be interpreted as a political symbol and can offend Palestinian  students.