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The Gematria of the letters of Genesis 1 is 2701 which is the result of 37 X 73.
37 and 73 may be depicted as a star of David
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.
Copyright: Zako 2009.
Shma Israel in Hebrew means in English “hear oh Israel” and it is a traditional Jewish prayer. Here we see a unique design of a Star of David made from the Hebrew letters of Shma Israel. Thanks to my friend Uri Ofir for referring me to this masterpiece and to Haya Wiesel for letting me publish it here.
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Hayim Shtayer sent me this Nape Star of David Tattoo picture along with another picture of a big sign with the words: Strong Home Front makes You Win the War. In Hebrew the same word (OREF) is used for Nape and for Home Front. The common denominator is pride, which seems to return to the heart of the Israelis as a result of the Gaza War consequences.
Picture shot by: Hayim Shtayer
Copyright: Hayim Shtayer 2008
Graphic Designer Hayim Shtayer sent me this card (reflecting the current events in Gaza Strip) with the following explanation:
Yesterday I got this Happy-New-Year-in-the- Middle-East Card, which was designed by my graduate student Natalie Yackoby, who learned in the Wizo Design Academy in Haifa, Department for Graphic Design. In this work Star of David motives are noticeable.
Copyright: Natalie Yackoby 2008
studio: Natka Creative Design
This metal shield (click the link) with the zodiac Signs and with Solomon’s Seal framing the date 1594, belonged to the Moghul emperor Akbar (1542 –1605) and it is presented in the British Museum. On the web page of The disciples of Bhagawan Shri Lahari Krishna they write that the hexagram is known for almost all the Hindus in India as a symbol of the arrival of their king, who would unite them and rebuild the Indian nation. The authors of this page go on and tell us that Akbar’s shield reflects this messianic belief, since he put this six-pointed star near Pisces believing that the Indian Messiah is expected to come in February.
This messianic belief (assocated to the hexagram) is amazingly similar to the the Jewish and the Christian messianic beliefs - so the question is where exactly did this belief originate?
Picture is courtesy of “retlaw snellac” from Flickr who shot it at Babur's House in Osh. The decoration on this wall is full of Solomon seals, and what’s interesting here is the connection to King Solomon, since (as “retlaw snellac” mentions under the picture):
Note: The population of Kyrgyzstan is mostly Muslim.
All rights reserved to Oded Israeli (2008) who shot this picture at the museum of ceramics in Tashkent. The Hexagram on the right is not identical to the one at the left. Each has another smaller Hexagram in its center. In the second line above the Hexagrams, there is a line of Fleur de Lis. This white lily Symbol accompanies Hexagrams in different cultures during hundred of years. In addition, there are dozens of blue Hexagrams at the bottom.
This is a commercial advertisement from the fifties showing a drawing of a candy box in the shape of a Star of David held in the hand of a beautiful woman. This style of drawings was replaced later by pictures of candy boxes and of beautiful women, which left fewer places for imagination. Anyhow, seeing the Jewish star in such a nostalgic context is quite unique, so I’m proud to bring you this excellent picture.
Copyright: Zako 2008
On the cover of the Yiddish Hebrew Dictionary by Israel Brechyahu printed in 1947 in Kassel, Germany for holocaust survivors in the American Zone we see Magen David above a swastika above the wreckage from the period of the holocaust, including burning parchments and a Menorah. Thanks to Dobush from Kfar Gaza who directed me to this picture.