Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Solomon Seals at Iran Tabriz Blue Mosque

Picture is courtesy of Eliza_Tasbihi from Flickr
Tabriz Blue Mosque was built in 1465, damaged in an earthquake in 1779, rebuilt in 1973

Friday, July 10, 2009

Translation of Star of David into different languages

German Davidstern
Arabic ">نجمة داوود Czech Davidova hvězda
Danish Davidsstjerne
Spanish Estrella de David
Finnish Daavidint
French Etoile de David
Italian Maghen David
Dutch Davidster
Polish Gwiazda Dawida
Portugese Estrela de Davi
Rumanian David Steaua
Russian Звезда Давида
Swedish Davidsstjärna
Chinese 大衛星
Turkish Davud'un Kalkani
Japanese ダビデの星

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Russian Yellow Badge Inquiry

Copyright: Marianne G Petrino-Schaad 2009
Marianne wrote to me:
I was wondering if you have seen an authentic yellow star patch with the word for Jew in Russian embroidered on it?
I wondered why someone would make a patch that uses Russian?
I got this patch in June at an antique show. The seller had it in her possession for 30 years. She had bought it from a man in Carlisle, PA, whose father was in WWII and a member of the Nazi party. I have donated it to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. They believe it is a fake patch.
I wonder why anyone would make a fake patch using Russian, instead of German, so it got me to thinking:
could there be an original model?
If so, where would it have come from?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Six Pointed Star on an Ancient City Wall

If a city is an organic entity, its walls are like the skin of a human being, and inscriptions on this wall are like tattoos. There are 4 Six-pointed star on the walls of Jerusalem, Israel, and one on the wal of Byblos, Lebanon. Here we see another one on the city wall of Diyarbakır, largest city in southeastern Turkey,
which was built before the Roman era, but it is not clear when was this star inscripted.
Courtesy of kurdistan کردستان from Flickr