Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Zoya Cherkassky’s Gold brooch

ART, Yellow Badge Zoya

Photo is courtesy of Zoya Cherkassky

Copyright © Zoya Cherkassky 2008

Title: JUDE

Year: 2001-2002

Measures: 5 x 5 cm (1.9" x 1.9")

Personal Supervision

israeli art Personal Supervision Star-of-David

Usually the Star of David is a Symbol for the Lords’ protection, but in Ofira Oriel‘s fresh new painting the inner space of the Star of David turns into an eye, which symbolizes HIS personal supervision. These days I’m absorbed in writing the Yellow Badge Album book (only in Hebrew) and I live under the impression that during the Holocaust the Star-of-David-shaped Yellow Badge was attached personally to every Jew, but in these horrible times, the Lord’s supervision ended in the end of the Yellow Badge bearer, and end is exactly the opposite of what we expect when we say “personal supervision”. Eventually the Holocaust led to the founding of the Jewish homeland and in the long run helped save the Jewish Nation.

Copyrights: © Ofira Oriel 2008


One may view the Star of David shape as seven eyes (one in the center and six arround) according to Zechariah 4:10 : “These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth".