Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Jacob’s dream

Star of David Israeli art Photo of gouache painting of Star of David in Jacob’s dream is courtesy of illustrator and artist Sabina Saad. The triangle that touches the skies is the ladder with the angels of God ascending and descending on it. The triangle that touches the ground ends in Jacob’s pillow with the Hebrew letters of his name, Yaakov, above it.
Genesis:10-12
And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it
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Copyrights Sabina Saad 2007
Ramot Meir, Israel
Phone: 97289410231

Theresienstadt Quittungen

Theresienstadt jewish star Photo of a Jewish star on a 100 Quittungen banknote , which was used in ghetto Theresienstadt, is courtesy of David Diamant and if you have more information about this banknote please drop him a note at 313diamant@gmail.com

Ismael Smith Bookplate

Stars of David Menorah bookplate Picture of Stars of David and Menorah on a bookplate by Ismael Smith is courtesy of bookplates collector Bob Weinberg (Bookplatebob@aol.com).
Ismael Smith was born in Barcelona in 1886 and died in New York in 1972. He was a sculptor, a sketcher, a decorator, a ceramist, a jeweler. 
A bookplate (ex-librÄ«s, "from the books of"] is a decorative label to indicate the owner of a book.