Sunday, December 03, 2006


The following paragraph is taken from a new chapter, The Time Space Correlation, which doesn’t appear on Dr. Asher Eder’s book The Star of David, which was published in 1987 in English in Jerusalem by Rubin Mass Ltd.
While the hexagram, formed by two equilateral interlacing triangles, may stand for the world with its material and spiritual aspects and their manifold polarities given to our perception, the beyond is marked here by the commonly accepted sign for infinity and eternity, namely the figure 8 in horizontal position: oo.
It is not merely incidental that this sign is composed of two joining zeros. The supposed naught (no thing) before there was anything could be indicated by one zero. The joining of two zeros to form the figure 8 was apparently invented to indicate the state beyond, or "after", the perceptible world characterized by the number seven and what it stands for (e.g. 7 days; 7 colors of the visible light; 7 notes of the scale). In its horizontal position, the sign oo would then mark eternity so-to-speak "before" and "after" the world of 7, the latter being embedded therein. This "before" and "after" should not be understood merely timewise. It rather includes --even foremost so-- the so-called supernatural forces attributed to the Divine which our present science is not able to "count, measure, weigh".
Not surprisingly, the number eight plays an important role in the Tanakh which, inter alia, ordains circumcision as a sign of the Divine Covenant to be performed on the eighth day.


Shuriken Magen David The Magen David is defensive; it is supposed to protect its bearer. One can learn this from the original Hebrew name, Magen David, which means Shield of David, and one can remember how King David won his battles only by the support of the Almighty. But since thought is dualistic it has always an opposite side in the background. No wander Liam Baldwin asked himself whether the Star of David can be offensive… he came up with a funny answer – a ninja weapon! I like Liam's fruitful imagination – he took something we all know, something familiar, and showed it to us from an unexpected direction.
Picture is copied from Wikipedia (entry: Shuriken) 


On Nov. 30, 2006, in the Jerusalem Post, Samuel Freedman, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, and the author of six books, wrote an article about atheism where he claimed that in the last few years a new phenomenon of global atheism is flourishing as a backlash to Islamic jihadists bomb, murder and behead in the name of Allah. In the United States, the Christian Right… From our own midst, Yigal Amir and Baruch Goldstein embodied the strain of political violence executed on the pretext of divine sanction.

In this frame of thought Samuel Freedman mentions that
Zionism in its secular heyday offered a belief system with everything except a supernatural being. It appropriated the Bible, the Magen David and the menora as symbols of Jewish self-determination.
IMHO Zionism was never a secular belief system. For example: It’s flag was based on the Talith, the Jewish prayer shawl; Theodore Herzl answered the needs of the Jewish masses who sought a new messiah; Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) said that Zionism is a step in the Jewish religious redemption. Author S.Y. Agnon was a Zionist and a religious man etc.
Jews cannot hide from their identity. Even an Atheist Jew is a Jew…