Sunday, February 22, 2009

Zionist Congress 1900

Stars of David appear on this delegate card for the 4th Zionist Congress in London

Courtesy of


From Flickr

Star of David Pattern from Berlin 1924

Star of David and Menorah Pattern from Katalog hebräischer und jüdischer Schriften der Firma H. Berthold AG ed. by Joseph Tscherkassky, Berlin 1924. Courtesy of isotype75 from Flickr.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Armenian Coins with Solomon’s Seal

See 9th century Armenian Mamluk Coins with Solomon’s Seal on:

Coin of Herod the Great

A six-pointed star appears on the reverse of one of the coins of Herod the Great (73-4 BCE) along with a military helmet, wreath, and two palm branches.

Obverse: a tripod, a bowl and inscriptions: “Herod king” “year 3” (37 B.C.E.)

Drawing was copied from the Jewish Encyclopedia entry: helmet.

Thanks to Dobush who referred me to this image.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Solomon’s Seal on a headdress together with the word Allah in Arabic at Museum Czartoryskich in Krakow, Poland. 
Picture is courtesy of “that_james” from Flickr.


Swastika symbol versus the Star of David symbol on a sign at a protest in Melbourne against the Israel attacks on Lebanon, 2006. Picture is courtesy of "swaroopm" from Flickr


"Swastika = Star of David" on a sign at a demonstration in Melbourne for the Palestinians of Gaza in 18 Jan 2009
Picture is Courtesy of Takver from Flickr  
This is one of the most popular signs at Anti-Israeli demonstrations around the world.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Russell Crowe

Actor Russell Crowe plays the roll of Jewish Police Detective Richie Roberts (with a Star of David necklace) in the 2007  film American Gangster . 


Fata Morgana

Star of David made from two equilateral triangles: one is ordinary, while the other contains human figures.

Created by: J. Gershony-Geyer, Israeli German artist, who wrote to me that  

The work visualizes a hypnotized walk of our people to an unknown future

Copyright: J. Gershony-Geyer 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

1944 - 1946 - 1948

Artist Aaron Morgan, 65 year old native New Yorker, created this collage in 1976 depicting a period of six critical years in which the meaning of the Star of David changed drastically: 1944  (Holocaust), 1946 (British Mandate) and 1948 (Independence). Usually we pay attention to 1944 and 1948 as opposites: Death and revival, Diaspora and Home etc, but the period in between was typified by the strong will to establish a state of our own and the Star of David expressed it impressively.