Throughout history, houses of worship provide many benefits for their communities. They also provide a treasure trove for genealogists. I find historical houses of worship so interesting, I could design a vacation around them. They leave clues in their architecture, their stained glass windows, their name, their cemeteries nearby, their location, their founders and the year erected. I found a beautiful antique Star of David, leaded glass, stained glass window, embedded in an old church with Gothic style windows. It was not a synagogue, it was a Catholic Church. I’ve also heard that there are tiny (microscopic) Stars of David etched into the stained glass of at least one of Spain’s historical Catholic Churches, a sort of rebellious graffiti from the artisans who professed to be New Christians but held fast to their Jewish traditions.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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