Friday, October 06, 2006

Memory Plate

Memory Plate Jewish StarPhoto is courtesy of "Parke"
who published it on Flickr and wrote to me:
This is inside the Anshei Minsk Synagogue in Kensington Market in downtown Toronto. The Minsk is an operating orthodox synagogue today.
I visted during Doors Open Toronto, during which many places open their doors to the general public. I took this photo on the Sabbath (Saturday), which I really shouldn't have.

The hexagonal frame of the Star of David is used sometimes to store "important Jewish things" like the name of God, Jerusalem, Zion, and in this case for a memory plate. Some day I'll publish a list of all the "important Jewish things" I found inside this frame...

Masonic Star of David

Hexagram in a Masonic Temple in Philadelphia among many other Masonic symbols. I guess it appears here because Free Masons relate themselves to King Solomon. The hexagram was called Solomon's Seal for a few hundred years before it got the name Star of David...
Photo is courtesy of "tymora42" who published it on Flickr

Full and Empty

"Full" small Star of David inside a larger ordinary "empty" Star of David (where the triangles are seen clearly) inside a circle on a gravestone in St. Marx (Friedhof) cemetery in Vienna, which was used from 1784 until 1874

Photo is courtesy of "spanaut"  who published it on Flickr

Tomb of Johann Pokornv