Sunday, April 06, 2008

Rare Stamp from Tetouan, Morocco

Solomon’s seal Postage Stamp

Stamps collector Dobush from Kfar Aza sent me this Solomon’s seal drawn on a rare stamp issued in 1896 in Tetouan, Morocco. I heard a rumor that King of Morocco at that time indented to marry the daughter of the head of the Jewish community and that’s why the Star of David appears on coins and stamps from that period.

Second Placement on Google Results Page

book in English Star of David

An article about my new book in English (Star of David Album) arrived at the Second Placement on Google Results Page for query words: “Star of David” book. In a day or two it will surely disappear, and I’m not sure that it will make someone purchase the book, but meanwhile it makes me feel fine and that’s certainly enough.

Catholic Star

Catholic Star HexagramPhoto is courtesy of "canonsnapper" from Flickr who wrote to me:

The photo was taken during Easter Week in Seville, Spain. It was during part of the Semana Santa celebrations where large numbers of people march carrying crosses, effigies etc. I don't think it has anything to do with the Magen David, as we know it, although it is just possible that the particular sect wearing this emblem had some roots in Jewish lore. I believe that there is some history of Jews in Southern Spain, though very little to be found now. I took the photo as it seemed such a contradiction - the Magen David worn by a devout Catholic!