JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jews in England: Jewish star with a cross inside #general
"Avrum Lapin" <email@example.com> wrote in message
There is a large Mogen David stained window on a large church (SantaSee
for a picture of Santa Crocce. It is my own view that such stars are not
that unusual. It is the easiest to draw geometric shape which (the circle
and the hexagon are easily drawn with a piece of string.
I did a Google search on "6-pointed star" and church, I get 1,600 results.
70,000 results for "Star of David" and church.
There is an article
Apparently there is a Star of David in
http://www.stmarks.on.ca/about/windows.html in St Mark's Church, Brantford,
Ontario which is acknowledged as such. I would say that one of the donors is
either Jewish or of Jewish origin.
This church supplier http://www.churchstewardship.com/coinfolders.htm sells
an offering box with a 6-pointed star on each side.
According to nationmaster.com the Star of David is used by the Mormons.
See also this church
See also the Bolton Priory Church in the UK
which is explicitly described as the Star of David to represent the lineage
Ditto the regimental church of the Black Watch Regiment of Canada.
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)
MODERATOR NOTE: The article at http://tinyurl.com/dossv presents one
Christian's description of the Star of David and also refers to the
Messianic version with the cross. If anyone has historical information
about the star with the cross that would help explain why it would
appear in an old cemetery (as mentioned by Dorothy Auerbach Rivers),
please send it in.