Monday, June 05, 2006

When One Picture Is Worth One Word

Dr. Richard H. Schwartz wrote a book titled Judaism and Vegetarianism. The designer of the cover put carrots in six frames, which are being added to one another to form a Star of David. In this concept carrots equal Vegetarianism, and the Star of David equals Judaism. I don't know about you but it made me smile a slight smile…

It seems that this sort of equation makes the life of book cover designers easier. Here are a few more examples:

 Christianity, Judaism and Islam -a Missiological Encounter by: Glory E. Dharmaraj and Jacob S. Dharmaraj. On the cover are the Jewish Star of David, the Christian Cross and the Muslim Crescent.

Very similar design is on the cover of a 4 CD set titled Islam, Judaism and Christianity by Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen.

On the cover of Judaism and Anthroposophy (Edited by Fred Paddock and Mado Spiegler, ISBN: 0880105100) there's a stone relief of a Star of David and a pentagram.

…On the cover of Judaism and Story: The Evidence of The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan. 1992.

The same goes for the equation Zionism equals …

 The letter O in the shape of a Star of David on the cover of Zionism and the State of Israel; A Moral Inquiry by Michael Prior

On the cover of Messianism Zionism, and Jewish Religious Radicalism by Aviezer Ravitzky there's a large half-blue-half-white Star of David. 


Jewish Money

Jewish Money Magen David Photo is courtesy of David Diamant and if you have more information about this banknote please drop him a note at

In Ghetto Lodz, the second largest after Ghetto Warsaw, Jews were not allowed to use German currency. Jewish Money was issued on May 15, 1940 in several denominations. On one side of the 10 Mark coin there was a Star of David with the word "Ghetto" over it.


This side was also set against a field of woven stars of David, which metaphorically has the appearance of a barbed-wire fence.  

Fridge Magnet

 Fridge Magnet magen david

Because I'm so busy with this blog my kids knew they will make me happy if they surprise me with a Star of David gift; so they bought me this Israeli flag fridge magnet on the main street of the old city in Jerusalem from an Arab merchant.


Do you think it is a herald of peace or is it just business?

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