Monday, April 30, 2007


Isra-Reli jewish star israeli art
Israeli Star of David 2007 is the title of this work made by Tzfat Artist Reli Wasser, who sent me the following caption:
What makes up the Star of David?
No doubt that it is Jewish, but nowadays it is also Israeli…It is made of religion and secularism, army and death, separation and objection…the scar of the yellow star, sensitive stripes as background to all these feelings, even anger is legit.

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Ludmila Feigin

Ludmila Feigin Israeli art jewish star
Israeli artist, Ludmila Feigin, was born in Kazakhstan in 1960; started painting when she was 8 years old; came to Tzfat in 1992. She makes silk art, usually depicting Tzfat alleys and houses.
Works of Ludmila Feigin have been presented in a solo exhibition in the General Exhibition Art Gallery in Tzfat and in group exhibitions throughout Israel and the United States. Her works can also be found in private collections in the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany.
Here we see a Star of David in the window at the upper right side of the picture.
Contact Ludmila Feigin 972544524262
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Greco-Roman Six Pointed Stars

Greco-Roman Six Pointed StarsDr. Ze’ev Goldmann showed me a few amulets with the shape of six pointed stars in Erwin R. Goodenough’s monumental book, Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period, Volume three, Pantheon Books, 1953, New York. The photo in this case is taken from a drawing of A. F. Gori, thesaurus. Gemmarum Antiquarum, Florence, 1750., I, plates cxciii, cxciv. It is one of more than thousand charms and amulets in Goodenough’s book. It is one of few amulets on which six pointed stars appear.
We see it here three times on the obverse and five times on the reverse. Goodenough describes these as stars but doesn’t pay attention to the fact that these are SIX POINTED STARS. He says this amulet is “only possibly Jewish” but since there are a few more amulets with these Jewish stars from the Greco-Roman Period, we might conclude that Jews knew this shape in that period, which might be previous to other six pointed star artifacts that are mentioned in the history of this emblem.