(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 18:55:53 -0500
From: rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu (Russell Hendel)
Subject: Re: The Shield of David

Dr Citron recently stated that:
<  <  Prior to the 19th century the symbol was used widely as a trade mark in
England for the manufaturing of woolen goods also for the some fish
products and was not associated with Jews...>  >

This solves a problem of mine I had in July 1993 when I went on a math
conference to St Andrews Scotland. I was surprised to see some Magen Davids
on local Hotels even though there was no current Jewish population in St
Andrews and no formerly Jewish population several centuries earlier (when
the Hotels in question were built)

I asked around and found no answer.

According to Dr Citron these were local "produce" symbols and had nothing
to do with the Jews who weren't there.

Russell Hendel; Phd ASA Rhendel @ mcs drexel edu