Friday, February 01, 2008

Happy New Year Diaspora

Star of David Promised LandStar of David on a Happy New Year Card from the beginning of the 19th century is from Hayim Shtayer’s excellent and famous collection of Happy New Year Cards. It most probably expresses the longing for the return of Israel to the Promised Land. The Hebrew caption is strange and looks like a mistake: If I’ll forget you, Diaspora…instead of: If I’ll forget you, Jerusalem.

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