Sunday, May 14, 2006


Menahem Ben Ari Berman, Head of the Department of Silverware and Judaica Design in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, designed in 1985 a work titled “With All Thine Heart” for the Nerot Mitzvah Exhibition at the Israel Museum.

"It is made of six programmed laser beams that form continuously the Star of David in the rhythm of the heart bit, and is based on the idea of the copper serpent in the Wilderness as thought in the Mishnah".


I like websites that are dedicated to one subject (like mine). David Bloch dedicated his website to Salt. In a chapter titled "Religion" I found his description (and pictures) of the usage of straws in the shape of the Star of David to produce salt. For example: in the days Israelites had been in exile in Egypt, before the exodus.

Another example (and picture) is from Andrews, A. P. (1983) "Maya Salt Production and Trade" (Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson).



Yair Davidiy sent me a list of links to those of his Brit-Am newsletters that mention Stars of David. In "Brit-Am Now 432" I found a very interesting info wrote by James Trimm about a bass relief sculpture of King Jehu and about a magen david with YAH written in Hebrew in it that  dates to the time of the Judges and was found at Gibeon (From the book THE NAME OF GOD by James R. Harris p. 205).