Thursday, April 13, 2006


Photo courtesy of Luke from Flickr who wrote to me why did he shot it:

My friend's mother made these for our annual Chrismukkah gift exchange. I shot them because they looked delicious.

Thanks, Luke.
To me they look original - I never saw cookies in this shape.


Capitol Hill, Seattle. Courtesy of "disappearinjon" from Flickr who wrote to me the following: 

As to why I took it, I can't say that at the time I saw it as I did when I was editing photos --- but that, as a person of Jewish heritage, I felt a little something when I did see it.

Let me tell you, "disappearinjon", that when I saw your picture I felt the same...

Karlsruhe synagogue

karlsruhe magen david
The new synagogue in Karlsruhe which was built in 1971 in the shape of the Star of David to commemorate the lost Jewish Community of 146,000 people who lived there before WW2

Sheriff's Badge

There are six pointed Sheriff's Badges that look exactly like David Shields, but there are also five and seven pointed Sheriff's Badges, and there are also oval Sheriff's Badges.
So it is not accurate to say that Sheriff's Badges are in the shape of David Shields, but there is a common denominator- they both are meant to protect their carriers, and their carriers are meant to protect their people.

Photo courtesy of Mr. James Duffy, SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S MUSEUM,

6 point balled tip stamped nickel star badge made by California Stamp Company in San Diego. Known to be worn circa 1910, and it is the oldest known style.
Source: The Shekel, vol. 6, no. 1, 1973 ABOUT THE HEXAGRAM THE JEWISH STAR by Ben Odesser:
"Non-Jews abandoned using the ‘Jewish’ star, and it became an exclusive Jewish symbol. In the 1930’s even the police departments that used a six-  pointed star switched to a five-pointed star, as in Chicago, and in other police departments".