Photo is courtesy of Zoya Cherkassky
Copyright © Zoya Cherkassky 2008
Measures: 5 x 5 cm (1.9" x 1.9")
This blog is dedicated to the Star of David, its history, its various meanings and usages in different cultures. It includes thousands of pictures of Star of David, six-pointed stars, hexagrams, Solomon's Seals, Magen Davids and yellow badges,and served as a resource for three books and four art exhibitions.
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".