Monday, January 01, 2007

The Non-Jewish Star of David

Here in Israel we tend to think that the Star of David is an unmistakably Jewish symbol, but six pointed stars serve other religions as well. In this blog I published six pointed stars from India, Nepal, Jamaica, Japan, China, Spain, Arab countries etc. I reckon there are more non-Jews than Jews who use our national emblem with or without assigning to it the meaning of the Magen David...

Tobacco Synagogue in Budapest

Golden Star of David on the ornate canopy that is hanging over the pulpit at Dohany Synagogue in Budapest, which was built between 1854-1859.
Picture is courtesy of "canonsnapper" who published it on Flickr.

Ceiling of Askenazi Synagogue

There’s an orange Jewish Star o on the ceiling of the Ashkenazi Synagogue in Istanbul. At first sight I thought circles of Stars of David surround it but looking more closely I found out that pentagrams surround it. Anyhow the design is unique and I like it a lot.
Picture is courtesy of "canonsnapper" who published it on Flickr.