Re: Jews in England: Jewish star with a cross inside #general


Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Dorothy -

I thought your question was interesting, so I went
looking for an answer. I found pages with religious
jewelry that identify it as a symbol of the Messianics.

I didn't know about them, so I found this site - one
among many after searching at google for messianic.

This page has a brief definition of Messianic religious groups -
http://altreligion.about.com/library/glossary/symbols/bldefsmessianic2.htm?terms=messianic
[or http://tinyurl.com/c85w3 -- Mod.]

Apparently there was a Messianic movement in Europe in the 1600's
http://rabbiwein.com/column-209.html

Maybe someone else can shed more light on this subject.

Lisa
llepore@comcast.net
Mendon, MA

Apropos to this subject I'd like to ask if anyone has knowledge of a Jewish
star with a cross inside? I found this engraved on a tombstone in Wales.
The graveyard was very, very old, overgrown with nettles and other weeds.

I was struck dumb by this sight. If I remember right the name on the stone
wasn't typically Jewish but that might not mean anything.

Many years later I saw the same symbol, a sixpointed star with a cross in
it, painted on the side of a hippy Volkswagon bus.

Dorothy AUERBACH Rivers

Tucson, Arizona USA
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