Here’s a story: Zako steadily contributes pictures to this blog. He walks about in Jerusalem and photographs Magen Davids. Just now he sent to me this picture of a Magen David on a Toyota. What’s interesting is that I photographed the same car about a month ago, but my photograph was taken in the night with flash whereas his photograph was taken during the day. In my photograph we see the number of the car whereas in his photograph a black patch hides it. Since this car is unique, and parks regularly near my house- I knew where exactly was Zako when he shot it and I didn’t need his explanation.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Philatelicum, manager of an eBay Store, sent me a video response (to my "Non-Israeli Star of David Postage Stamps") showing twelve "Khadafi" postage stamps issued in January 1st, 1986 that were withdrawn from circulation after two hours because there was discovered a rank in the shape of the Star of David (Muslims call it Solomon’s Seal) on Khadafi’s shoulder.
Monday, December 29, 2008
This is the cover of a new book (sixth) by Dr. Martin Kieselstein. Title: Memories of the Horrible Nazi Period. On the cover there is a cut in the shape of the Yellow Badge, which shows the yellow color of the page underneath it. The book is in Hebrew, English and German. It contains pictures of Bronze works created by Dr. Martin Kieselstein. The book was published in a private edition. To contact Dr. Martin Kieselstein
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This collection of pictures of JNF pins carrying on them Magen David emblems is copied from the website of Hanan and Uri Ehrenfeld
http://www.smalim.knz.co.il/minisites.php and edited by me.
Thanks to Dobush from Kfar Aza who referred me to this treasure.
All rights reserved to Hanan and Uri Ehrenfeld 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
The following list includes postage stamps with six-pointed stars and NOT:
Cancellations, over-prints, six-pointed stars on envelopes etc, and NOT six-pointed stars on the Israeli flag, which is an independent symbol even though the Star of David is part of it.
The first part of this list includes stamps I published either on this blog or on my Picasa File.
Albania, Holocaust, 06/07/1999
Argentina, , 05/09/1998
Australia, Christmas stamp, 27/11/1967
Austria, Herzl's 125 years birthday, 07/05/1985
Barbados, Nidhe Israel Synagogue 3-stamps, 1987
Barbados, Freemasonry in Barbados 1740-1990, 1990
Barbados, Barbados centenary of cadet corps 5-stamps, 19/07/2004
Belgium, Yvonne Feyerick Nevejean saved Jewish children, 30/04/1995
Birobijan, "Israel-Palestine" 10 stamps, 13/09/1993
Brazil, First Synagogue in America, Recife, 21/10/2001
Brazil, Jewish Christian and the Arab year counting system, 2001
Bulgaria, Zodiac, 2003
Canada, Yellow badge memorial of the Jewish holocaust, 1995
Congo, Religion day with other symbols, 20/01/2007
Czech, Ganz tomb , 22/05/1967
Denmark, Christmas Seal (Julemaerke), 1904
Dominican Republic, Refugees, 1960
Dominican Republic, 50 years of Israeli independence, 1998
Ethiopia, Coronation stamp, 1930
Ethiopia, , 1972
Ethiopia, On King’s throne, 1966
Ethiopia, On King’s throne, 1961
Ethiopia, On King’s throne, 1967
Ethiopia, , 1926
Ethiopia, Lion, 1944
Finland, Christmas stamps, 2000
France, Cemetery, 23/03/1963
Germany, Christmas 2 stamps Berlin, 1983
Germany, Synagogue, Munich, 01/03/2007
Germany, Hamburg 100 years since first Hamburg Stamps, 01/05/1959
Germany, Nazi Propaganda Stamps 3- series, 1937
Germany, Kristallnacht White MD as yellow badge, 13/11/1988
Germany, Kristallnacht DDR yellow badge, 08/11/1963
Holland, Cemetery, 1985
Holland, Synagogue, 1985
Holland, Christmas –2 stamps, 12/11/1995
Holland, Yellow badge, 05/05/1985
Holland, 25 years of Israel philately, 1978
Holland, Peace promoting stamp
Hungary, 60 years since the Holocaust, pebble, 16/04/2004
Hungary, Budapest Synagogue, 2000
India, Centenary of the Theosophical Society, 1975
Iran, World children's day breaking Zionist window, 1991
Iraq, Sabra and Shattela, 1983
Italy, , 1993
Jamaica, Christmas, 2001
Luxemburg, Madonna, 1945
Luxemburg, , 25/10/1999
Macedonia, New millennium- symbols of the main religions, 16/02/2000
Morocco, Tanger, 1896
Morocco, Tetouan set 1895/6 local postage services (created by Jews) 03/1896
Nepal, Founder of the first public schools in Nepal, 23/121994
Norfolk Islands, Christmas, 1964
, 4 stamps
Poland, On a horse, 16/06/1955
Portugal, 100 years - Covilha city emblem 2 stamps, 1970
Portugal, Cervera Bible, 20/05/2004
Russia, Holocaust, yellow badge, 05/05/2000
Samoa, Sisifo Christmas set of 3, 29/01/1976
Senegal, Shylock, 26/02/1972
Serbia, Anti-masonry 3 stamps, 01/01/1942
South Korea, Cemetery stamp, 1960
Spain, Generalissimo Franco - o aid disabled soldiers in North Africa 29/11/1939
Spain, History Building Jewish Castle Caminos De Sefarad –3 stamps, 23/11/1998
Sri Lanka, World religion day, 20/01/1985
Sweden, Red-riding hood, 1985
Togo, Friendship with Israel, 1965
Tonga, Round stamp half Koala
Trinidad, 5 shillings
Uruguay, to mark the Jewish sport games Maccabiah, 1991
Uruguay, Commemorating 800 years since Moses Maimonides, 2004
Uruguay, Herzl, Theodore, 100 years to the first Zionist world congress, 17/07/1997
USA, 1879 USA newspaper stamp, 1879
USA, President Garfield, 1882
USA, Bernard Revel - 100th anniversary of Yeshiva University, 1986
USA, Anti- German boycott stamp, 1933
USA, Wallenberg, Raoul yellow badge, 24/04/1997
USA, Commemorating the Liberation of the Nazi Camps, 1995
Yugoslavia, Anti-Masonic anti-Semitic 3 stamps, 22/10/1941
Non-Israeli Postage Stamps with Six-pointed Stars
The following list includes postage stamps with six-pointed stars that I heard about but didn’t see with my own eyes. Including a list of Dr Claude Wainstain from France, and a list of Stephen H. Olson that Dr Claude Wainstain sent me.
Costa Rica 17/05/1996
Dominican Republic 1960
Dominican Republic 09/12/1988
Marshall Islands 16/11/1998
New Found land 24/04/1964
Norfolk Islands 14/05/2008
South Korea 1983
St Domingo 30/04/1998
Star of David appears on a male headstone, and a Menorah on a female headstone at the Dallas Jewish cemetery.
I read that the appearance of the Menorah on female headstones is connected to the verse from Proverbs 20:27 "The spirit of man is the LORD 's lamp".
Picture is courtesy of carlamarieweir
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
This Greek Terracotta Drinking Cup (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC), which is dated to ca. 560 B.C.E., shows Hercules fighting an Amazon. Right at the center we see a Shield with a six-pointed star surrounding a lily. In every day language, we might say that we see here the Star of David on a Shield. It makes you think that this is the ORIGIN of the Jewish legend about King David’s Shield with the six-pointed star engraved on it (or that King David who ruled around 1000 B.C.E. influenced the Greek mythology).
This picture is of the highest importance to me:
- Up to the present moment I didn’t publish any picture of Greek six-pointed stars.
- The connection between the six-pointed star and the lily, which became frequent in the first centuries C.E. (for instance, in Capernaum Synagogue ruins and in Ein Yael near Jerusalem)
- The connection between the six-pointed star and the Shield.
- The connection between Hercules and King David (they both are legendary heroes who killed a lion and a giant etc.)
This picture was taken by: Glenn Gulley from Flickr. Copyright: Glenn Gulley 2008
Pay attention that aside from the inner hexagram the composition imitates two equilateral triangles: a. arms and toes; b. heads and knees.
I guess if German rabbi and folklorist Max Grunwald [1871-1953] knew about this discovery, he would have jumped on it as a proof to his theory [Historia Judaica: a Journal of Studies in Jewish History, Espescially in the Legal and Economic History of the Jews, Vol. IX, 1947 , translated from German by Hilde Kisch, p. 118 ff] and in the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia entry "Shield of David"
The use of the term “shield” points to an astrological and mythical connection, and is reminiscent of the shield of Melkart (Hercules), with which the latter slew the giant Antaeus
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
For Chanukah, which starts next week, Aviram Paz from Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek prepared in his amateur carpentry workshop this original olive wood candlestick in the shape of the Star of David, and without any nail.
Size: 60X60 cm
Courtesy of Aviram Paz
Photographed by: David Eynav
Copyright: David Eynav 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
The six-pointed star which represented the world in ancient symbolism is in reality the representation of space-time or the " period of dimensions ", ie of the three space-dimensions and the three time-dimensions in their perfect union, where every point of space includes the whole of time, and every moment of time includes the whole of space; when everything is everywhere and always. But this state of six-dimensional space is incomprehensible and inaccessible to us…
Copied from: A New Model of the Universe By P. D. Ouspensky Page 445 Published by Courier Dover Publications, 1997
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Brewery Door in Brooklyn
Picture of a Brewery Star on a brewery door in Brooklyn, New York is courtesy of “iandavid” from Flickr. Every Star of David is a six-pointed star, but not every six-pointed star is a Star of David.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Yugoslavian Postal Services under Nazi occupation issued in 22.10.1941 a series of anti-Jewish stamps and posters to mark the opening of the "Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition" in Belgrade [22.10.1941- 19.01.1942]. In this stamp we see the hand of a Nazi strangling “the Jewish snake”, which caries numerous stars of David.
Courtesy of Stephanie Comfort from Flickr.