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  Jewish symbolism - Famous Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The breastplate was in the center of the ephod, as the earth formed the center of the universe; the girdle symbolized the ocean, the stones on the shoulders the sun and moon, and the jewels in the breastplate the twelve signs of the zodiac, while the miter was a token of heaven.
The number seven was the general symbol for all association with God, and was the favorite religious number of Judaism, typifying the covenant of holiness and sanctification, and also all that was holy and sanctifying in purpose.
Job sitting among the ashes was the symbol of patience and of the power of resistance of the flesh; and Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah in the fiery furnace typified steadfastness in persecution and faith in the aid of God.
www.famous.tc /Jewish_symbols.html   (2209 words)

 Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols
Betsy Platkin Teutsch is a designer of Jewish ritual objects, a Jewish educator, and the illustrator of numerous publications.
Jewish symbols reflect the interaction of word and image within Jewish culture.
Includes a detailed description of more than 250 Jewish symbols from Aaron to the Zodiac, plus comprehensive appendices and indices that put this often cited material right at your fingertips.
www.judaicartkits.com /catalog/encyclopedia_of_jewish_symbols.htm   (196 words)

 Symbols of Messianic Jews in Israel
In general, Israeli Messianic Jewish symbols express Continuity and Renewal: JBY are the heirs of the New Testament Jews, as well as active partakers in the restoration of Israel.
In this symbol, the bottom side of the horizontal shape of the fish is the basis of the lower branch of the Menorah (Fig.
Namely, it is argued that the fish symbol for Messiah did not originate in the Greek world, but rather among the Palestinian Nazarene Jews, as part of their linguistic association between the names of Yeshua and Yehoshua, i.e.
www.imja.com /Gershon2.html   (2751 words)

 Christian Symbols on Grave Monuments. Jewish Grave Symbols. Genealogy, History, Family History, American South.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The crown is a symbol of the re-establishment of the kingdom of Judah.
The deer is a symbol of the tribe of Naphtali.
The lion is the symbol of the tribe of Judah.
www.tngenweb.org /darkside/jewish.html   (387 words)

 Judaism 101: Signs and Symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith is the menorah, a seven-branched candelabrum used in the Temple.
The nearest thing to an "official" Jewish symbol at the time was the menorah.
The Magen David gained popularity as a symbol of Judaism when it was adopted as the emblem of the Zionist movement in 1897, but the symbol continued to be controversial for many years afterward.
www.jewfaq.org /signs.htm   (2135 words)

 How to Read a Hebrew Tombstone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jewish tombstones with Hebrew inscriptions have an added value to genealogists, in that they not only show the date of death and sometimes the age or date of birth, but they also include the given name of the deceased's father.
This is the date according to the Jewish calendar, not the calendar we use in every day life, known as the Gregorian calendar (also referred to as the Common Era, civil or Christian calendar).
A candle or candelabra often is used on the tombstone of a woman; and the six-pointed Star of David on that of a man. A tombstone with the motif of a broken branch or tree stump often signifies someone who died young.
www.jewishgen.org /infofiles/tombstones.html   (1084 words)

 Resources and articles on Jewish Symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When thinking of Jewish symbols, one of the first to come to mind is the Magen David.
The plain white background of the flag is reminiscent of a clean and untainted piece of paper, representing a new beginning.
The blue could be symbolic of the Jewish understanding of one's place and function in the world.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/expand_subject.asp?s=Jewish+Symbols&id=23   (770 words)

 Jewish Jewelry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jewish jewelry - Jewels made with significant Jewish symbols, usually worn by Jewish people around the world with great pride stating their love to Judaism.
Common Jewish symbols used in the Jewish jewelry are the Star of David (Magen David), Chai, Hamsa, fish (as a good luck charm), eye (against evil eye), and more.
Jewish jewels are commonly purchased by Jewish people In the Hold Land of Israel and around the world who are looking for ways to express their bond to Judaism.
www.pasarel.org /main/article2.htm   (192 words)

 What the rabbis say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jewish anti-missionary organisations often accuse Christians of using deception by associating Jewish symbols with Christianity.
Rather, by emphasising the Jewish root of Christianity we acknowledge that the Jewish people are the natural branch of God’s chosen people, while Gentiles who believe in Jesus are a wild branch that has been grafted into the faithful assembly of Israel.
It is futile to lay passionate claim to Jewish symbols, but reject the Anointed King of the Jews.
www.messianicgoodnews.org /rabbis/symbols.htm   (652 words)

 Jewish Symbols,etc., are Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The equilateral triangle, according to the Hellenic mystics (the Orphics, Pythagoreans, etc), symbolized God, whereas the isosceles triangle [two sides equal, not three] symbolized the Daemons (secondary divinities between gods and men), and the triangle where no side is equal to another symbolized Humanity.
They, too, were not original in their choice, as these are nothing more than the symbols of the Dioscuri [the sons of Zeus, and the brothers of Helen of Troy].
This ancient Greek symbol can be seen in the museums of the world on coins, reliefs, Etruscan mirrors, etc. As far as the Arabic language is concerned, this too, according to J. Yahuda, also is of Greek origin.
www.grecoreport.com /Jewish%20Symbols_are_Greek.htm   (2163 words)

 OutreachJudaism - Q&A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Such congregations are designed to appear Jewish, but they are actually fundamentalist Christian churches which use traditional Jewish symbols to lure the most vulnerable of our Jewish people into their ranks.
To the Jewish community, the word "missionary" is a charged word, with a multitude of misconceptions attached to it.
Jewish people often feel somewhat uncomfortable just hearing the words "Jesus Christ," and when they see a cross or a church icon, it rarely conjures up warm, affectionate feelings.
www.outreachjudaism.org /evangelize1.html   (2783 words)

 Christians adopt symbols from Jewish religious practice
For Schweizer and a growing number of evangelical Christians, the ancient symbols of Judaism are no longer the signs of a faith in conflict with theirs, but ritual objects to be incorporated into their own spiritual lives.
But it's when the shofar and other Jewish symbols and rituals are put into a Christian context and used in contrast with Jewish theology that Feder becomes wary.
He fears, too, that some Christians who use Jewish symbols and rituals don't do it out of respect, but rather the conviction that Christianity is the only legitimate religion.
www.texnews.com /1998/religion/sym0725.html   (1179 words)

 In the heart of Europe, camp builds Jewish pride, enthusiasm
Children are encouraged to draw and model Jewish symbols.
In the decade since the fall of communism, local Jewish camps have been established in countries across the region as a means of teaching children, young people and even entire families about Jewish traditions, culture and history.
Szarvas, run under the auspices of the Lauder foundation and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, was purchased by the Lauder Foundation in 1989 and renovated to fulfill Jewish needs.
www.jewishworldreview.com /0899/euro.camp1.asp   (1244 words)

 Jewish symbols/meanings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is supposed to represent the shape of King David's shield or perhaps the emblem on it.
It is worn on the left breast of a Jewish person, to represent their religion.
The Menorah is one of the oldest symbols of Jewish faith.
www.sjr.mb.ca /ms/english/jm/af/hanukkah/page3.htm   (236 words)

 Jewish Symbols
Dozens of symbols indicate kosher foods, depending on which of various Jewish agencies have supervised the procedure.
The fifth symbol is the most common in Canada: COR stands for the Council of Orthodox Rabbis; each COR symbol has a certification number.
World Wide Kashruth Authorities Listing: This is the most comprehensive site of kosher symbols, listed by countries and regions.The site is maintained by the United Kashrut Authority, whose main page has links to over 100,000 kosher products.
www.uleth.ca /fas/relg/WR/Judaism/JSymbols.html   (407 words)

 Jewish Power -- RighteousJews.org
Jews are complex; Jewish identity is complex and the relationship between Judaism the religion, and a broader, often secular, Jewish identity or Jewishness is very complex indeed.
Jewish notions of specialness, choseness and even supremacism, are fine for a small, wandering people, but, when empowered with a state, an army and F16s become a concern for us all.
This Jewish state is built on traditions and modes of thought that have evolved amongst Jews for centuries - amongst which are the notions that Jews are special and that their suffering is special.
www.righteousjews.org /article10.html   (7590 words)

 Jewish Brigade Group
The establishment of the Brigade was the final outcome of prolonged efforts by the yishuv and the Zionist Movement to achieve recognized participation and representation of the Jewish people in the war against Nazi Germany.
British policy since the White Paper of 1939 no longer favored partition, and therefore symbols of Jewish independence were not encouraged.
Skills gained in the Jewish Brigade and in the British army in general was experience that would be put to use again during Israel's War of Independence.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/brigade.html   (490 words)

 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Rituals & Symbols
Jewish living is designed to make us partners with God in creating a just and compassionate society and to help us live in accordance with God's will and perspective on the world.
As symbols, our ritual objects point to that which is holy, for Judaism teaches us to imbue the mundane with a spirit of sanctity.
The tallit, for example, a prayer shawl constructed to fulfill the commandment to wear fringes on the corner of one's garments, is worn daily because the fringes, themselves, remind the wearer of his/her religious obligations.
scheinerman.net /judaism/rituals/index.html   (351 words)

 CNN.com - Vandals target Jewish symbols - April 4, 2002
Molotov cocktails were thrown into a building next to a Jewish synagogue in the French coastal town of Montpellier on Thursday -- the latest in a string of strikes in that country against symbols of Jewish life.
In separate incidents in Helsinki, Finland, a synagogue, a Jewish home for the elderly and a Jewish school were evacuated after a bomb threat was issued.
A bus belonging to a Jewish school in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers was set ablaze on Wednesday, local officials said.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/04/04/synagogues.attack   (493 words)

 Star of David
The Magen David (shield of David, or as it is more commonly known, the Star of David) is the symbol most commonly associated with Judaism today, but it is actually a relatively new Jewish symbol.
It is supposed to represent the shape of King David's shield (or perhaps the emblem on it), but there is really no support for that claim in any early rabbinic literature.
It appears on the flag of the state of Israel, and the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross is known as the Magen David Adom.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/Judaism/star.html   (371 words)

 Jewish Catacomb Predates Christian Ones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Jewish catacomb in Rome predates its Christian counterparts by at least 100 years, indicating burial in the city's sprawling underground cemeteries may not have begun as a Christian practice, according to a study published Wednesday.
Laura Supino, a Rome-based architect and expert in Jewish art and history not connected with the study, said several researchers have tried to push back the age of Jewish catacombs, but their theories were based more on conjecture than hard evidence.
In contrast, frescoes of Jewish symbols — menorahs, palm leaves, the Ark of the Covenant —; cover the dark tunnels under Villa Torlonia.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/20/international/i113153D46.DTL   (673 words)

 j. - COVER STORY: Tattooed Jews — Despite prohibitions and censure, some wear Jewish symbols as badges of their ...
A Middle Eastern and Jewish good-luck symbol featuring an open hand, the marking epitomizes her conflict between traditional Judaism and creative, expressive spirituality.
When she got the tattoo, she was leaving freewheeling Berkeley and her life as a Jewish educator for a new beginning in Israel and rabbinical school.
With so-called “nice” Jewish girls and boys getting discreet roses on the ankle or hamsas on the arm, tattoos seem to have lost much of their shock value.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21248/format/html/displaystory.html   (2293 words)

 Commentary Magazine - The Study of Man: Pagan Symbols in Jewish Antiquity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
...But it had no less symbolic power in paganism two centuries later when the Jews put it prominently on their synagogues, and it was soon to become one of the favorite symbols of Christianity...
...In Jewish symbolism of the GrecoRoman period, however, the lion not only accompanied the Torah shrine but also appeared freely in many other places-on a sarcophagus where it is represented in the act of killing a man, or on synagogues...
...The mystic aspirations and their symbolic representation used in official Jewish places seem a conservative compromise, made by Jews completely loyal, like Philo, to the Jewish God and people, but by Jews who were finding in Judaism itself the spiritual reality that, as Philo and the Christians often said, pagans had vainly sought...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V23I1P80-1.htm   (4715 words)

 Traditional Jewish symbols, rituals reflect sanctity of marriage
The public ritual that has developed around Jewish marriage, says Silver, is imbued with aspects that reflect "the creation of a holy bond between the (bride and groom).
Jewish law requires little in the way of official ceremonies, and doesn't even require the presence of a rabbi or other clergyman at a wedding.
Usually greeted by a chorus of "Mazel Tovs" and joyous singing, the couple is quickly escorted to a private room for the yihud, a short period of time for them to be alone together.
www.jewishaz.com /jewishnews/970131/tradnl.html   (636 words)

 jewish symbols News
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Sixteen years after Madonna got in trouble with the Vatican for her supposed misuse of Catholic symbols in the music video for "Like a Prayer," Miss Blond Ambition is rattling the religious again.
Citron is one of the four important religious symbols used during rituals on the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which began last night, local time.
www.tihministries.com /news/jewish%20symbols   (269 words)

 Goodenough, E.R.; Neusner, J., trans.: Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period: (Abridged Edition).
Goodenough, E.R.; Neusner, J., trans.: Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period: (Abridged Edition).
This volume presents the most important portions of Erwin Goodenough's classic thirteen-volume work, a magisterial attempt to encompass human spiritual history in general through the study of Jewish symbols in particular.
Revealing that the Jewish religion of the period was much more varied and complex than the extant Talmudic literature would lead us to believe, Goodenough offered evidence for the existence of a Hellenistic-Jewish mystic mythology far closer to the Qabbalah than to rabbinical Judaism.
pup.princeton.edu /titles/4251.html   (145 words)

 PolishJews.org - The Polish Jews Home Page
Architectonic framing whose basic significative intentions are: "sanctuary" (the function of sanctification of the separate area) and "gate" (the function of the limit and transition between two types of existence)
The tree - organic forms, representing the symbol of the tree (the tree of life and the tree as a symbol of vanity)
E. Goodenough "Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period"
polishjews.org /photos/phsymbol.htm   (150 words)

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