?

Log in

Not that bad......Not that good, either.

(A Bit Whimsical in the Brainpan)


June 1st, 2008

First Jewish Tartan @ 06:36 pm

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

From a newsletter I got today:

The first record of a Jew in Scotland is in 1691 and since then they have
been an integral part of the country and its people. Jews were never
persecuted and there were no pogroms, no Holocaust, no national or state
sponsored antisemitic laws. When England was burning and exiling its Jews
in the Middle Ages, Scotland provided a safe haven from English and
European anti-Semitism. Now, after over 300 years, an official Jewish
tartan has been created and registered with the Scottish Tartans Authority.
It was designed by the only Scottish-born Rabbi living in Scotland, it's
100 per cent Kosher - being a non wool-linen mix. It incorporates many
aspects of Scottish-Jewish cultural and religious history, with the
colours, weave and number of threads picked for their relevance to
Judaism.The blue and white represents the colours of the Israeli and
Scottish flag with the central gold line representing the gold from the
Biblical Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant and the many ceremonial
vessels. The launch of the new tartan coincided with Israel's 60th
anniversary celebrations.
 
Share  |  |

Comments

 
[User Picture Icon]
From:deire
Date:June 2nd, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
(Link)
That is awesome!
[User Picture Icon]
From:angstzeit
Date:June 2nd, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
(Link)
I can't imagine haggis is kosher.
[User Picture Icon]
From:quasievil_bunny
Date:June 2nd, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Why not? They have vegetarian haggis, curried haggis, bbq haggis, etc...
[User Picture Icon]
From:shelaghc
Date:June 2nd, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
(Link)
[User Picture Icon]
From:yeopard
Date:June 2nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Thanks for posting the link to the picture. It's a beautiful work.
[User Picture Icon]
From:quasievil_bunny
Date:June 2nd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Awesome!
[User Picture Icon]
From:mysteriousways1
Date:June 3rd, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
(Link)
That is so awesome!

Not that bad......Not that good, either.

(A Bit Whimsical in the Brainpan)