Thursday, March 15, 2007

Star Mosque, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Plenty of Solomon’s seals (from 1926) appear on the walls of The Star Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which is a Mughal style mosque with hundreds of big and small stars as decorations… Picture is courtesy of "fatal Cleopatra" from Flickr.

Astronaut Ilan Ramon

Astronaut Ilan Ramon felt as a representative of the Jewish people:

·        He took into space a mezuzah with a Star of David, a microfiche of the Bible and a tiny Torah scroll.

·        He used to carry a Star of David on his shirtsleeve.

·        He was not religious but he decided to eat kosher food in space.


Rabbi Shraga Simmons wrote:

After the tragedy, I saw an editorial cartoon that depicted a father and son, gazing at the night sky. Seven stars dotted the heavens -- six regular stars, and one Star of David. As the father placed his arm around the boy's shoulder, he pointed to the Star of David and explained: "That one is Ilan Ramon.