Jewish symbols – Part 4

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And finally, my all time favorites, the burning bush and the tree of life.

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Jewish symbols – Part 3

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One of my favorites, the rams’ heads, representing a shofar which is blown during Rosh Hashanah. Those of us who attended Sunday School will remember the story of Joshua when he blew the shofar to bring down the walls of Jericho.

And yes, Jericho existed.

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Visiting the ancestral home

Today’s Sharing Saturday post comes from Genealogy Today, and explores the ups and downs of visiting one’s ancestral home.

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Jewish symbols – Part 2

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A menorah, a washing cup for netilat yadayim (a ritual washing of the hands upon rising in the morning), and a Torah scroll memorial (for a rabbi).

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Jewish symbols – Part 1

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After going through several of my photo files, I stumbled across some great symbols I’d discovered in Bikur Cholim cemetery in Seattle. Many of them should be easily recognizable. If not, then a refresher skim through the Book of Psalms (think of singing psalms, accompanied by a harp for the symbol on the upper left) will turn on the light bulb.

For the Live Long and Prosper signal, yes, that’s actually a blessing. Read more here: The Jewish roots of Leonard Nimoy.

I’m curious about the barbed wire Star of David, though. Does it mean this person was a Holocaust survivor?

 

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A family affair

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This could represent either the burning bush (Jewish), tree of life, or the family tree. Regardless, this is a fantastic memorial located up in Lakeview Cemetery.

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Black sheep, criminals, and scoundrels…

Today’s Sharing Saturday post comes from Genealogy with Janice, and explains how to find all black sheep hiding in your family tree.

Enjoy!

 

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