Another Mention of the U.S. Great Seal’s Star of David

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Exactly why the thirteen-star constellation is arranged in the pattern of a Star of David-like hexagram is a matter of considerable dispute. Preliminary versions of the design show the constellation taking a random pattern…

The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story…, Craig Unger – 2007

Star of David Quotable- Pragmatism, by William James

In many familiar objects everyone will recognize the human element. We conceive a given reality in this way or in that, to suit our purpose, and the reality passively submits to the conception…You can treat the adjoined figure [Figure of a ’Star of David’] as a star, as two big triangles crossing each other, as a hexagon with legs set up on its angles, as six equal triangles hanging together by their tips, etc. All these treatments are true treatments–the sensible THAT upon the paper resists no one of them. You can say of a line that it runs east, or you can say that it runs west, and the line per se accepts both descriptions without rebelling at the inconsistency.

Pragmatism, by William James, Lecture VII. Pragmatism and Humanism

 

A Star of David on Holocaust Money Slideshow

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The first known use of Holocaust money was in the Lodz ghetto in Poland in 1940. Over the next five years, the Nazis introduced currencies in concentration camps and other ghettos in Germany and occupied Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands. Each camp or ghetto had its own currency — with unique denominations and designs — to be used only within its gates.

holocaust-coinfrontNatale said Holocaust money was part of a complex economic system that served to strip European Jewry of its resources and further the Nazis’ genocidal aims. Jews could redeem the money under Nazi regulations or through black markets for food, clothes and other goods.

In concentration camps, Nazi officials and some factory owners paid Jewish slave laborers “bonuses” in the currencies to make them work harder. Thousands of Jews were worked to death during the Holocaust.

In ghettos, currencies served to compensate Jews when Nazi officials confiscated their valuables and cash. While ghetto residents relied on food rations, there was never enough thto eat, and cash could be the difference between life and death. Coins in the Lodz ghetto
were made of a flammable alloy and sometimes used as fuel.

The ghetto currencies also served to mark the Jews who carried them, putting them at risk if they left the ghettos, where they were legally required to stay.

Concentration Camp Currency Unearthed by Researchers, by Penny Schwartz, Forward.com

An Amazing Star of David Illustration from a 13th Century Book of Deuteronomy

A page from a thirteenth-century German Pentateuch (‘the Duke of Sussex’s German Pentateuch’) includes a Star of David, symbol of Judaism, at the start of Deuteronomy.

Magen David, Pinterest

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Initial-word panel Elleh (these) in gold letters, placed in the centre of a full-page miniature of a Gothic architectural structure inhabited by dragons, hybrids and an elephant embedded into a Star of David, at the beginning of Deuteronomy.

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The Star of David Floor of Westminster Abbey

The images are undeniable, the patterns are plentiful, and the reasons why they are even in a Christian Church are simple- The Star of David is a Christian symbol..The rest, as they say, is His Story, namely the Greatest Story Ever Told.

I, Jesus…am the Root and Offspring of David. I am the bright, Morning Star (of David).

– Revelation 22:16

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Westminster Abbey in London, England

The ‘Star of David’ Sapphire, the Largest Cut Sapphire in the World

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An example of what the Star of David Sapphire might look like- only a lot bigger!

ANDREWS, N.C. — The world`s largest cut sapphire was put on public display Saturday by the man who found it 18 years ago and kept it under his bed, not realizing its value. Rob Cutshaw said he found the 2,111-carat blue sapphire in 1969 but refused to say where, except that it was near Andrews…

For years Cutshaw kept the stone under his bed, then in a box…Cutshaw contacted gemcutter John Robinson in Plano, Texas, to cut and polish the stone. The 2 1/2-pound stone yielded a 2,111-carat sapphire. The 1987 Guinness Book of World Records lists a 2,302-carat sapphire in Australia but it was cut down to a 1,318-carat gem.

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A second example of a Star Sapphire (not the Star of David Sapphire)

On the fourth day of cutting, Robinson discovered a rare pattern that formed a Star of David in the main crystal. Cutshaw said it is one of a kind.

“I felt like God`s got a hand on it, or there wouldn`t have been that Star of David,“ Cutshaw said. Cutshaw has big plans for proceeds from the sale.

“I`d like to help people here,“ he said. “Create some jobs. People have been so nice.“

Sapphire Comes Out Of Closet, April 12, 1987 | United Press International, Sun-sentinel.com


 

A rock hound named Rob Cutshaw owns a little roadside shop outside Andrews, North Carolina…While on a dig twenty years ago, Rob found a rock he described as “purdy and big.” He tried unsuccessfully to sell the specimen, and according to the Constitution, kept the rock under his bed or in his closet. He guessed the blue chunk could bring as much as $500 dollars, but he would have taken less if something urgent came up like paying his power bill.
That’s how close Rob came to hawking for a few hundred dollars what turned out to be the largest, most valuable sapphire ever found. The blue rock that Rob had abandoned to the darkness of a closet two decades ago—now known as “The Star of David” sapphire—weighs nearly a pound, and could easily sell for $2.75 million.

– Star of David, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 17, 1987 edition, Bible.org

 

Statue of Late British Pop Singer Amy Whitehouse includes Star of David

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British singer and songwriter, Amy Winehouse died…on July 23, 2011, when she was only 27 years old…to commemorate that, a bronze statue of the singer was unveiled in the neighborhood of Camden in London. The statue presents her in her usual beehive hair, wearing a Star of David necklace. Her father Mitch said Sunday it was “incredibly emotional” to see the statue. “It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time and we really hope Amy’s fans love the statue.”

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by Natalie Roterman | LatinTimes.com