Throughout history, houses of worship have provided 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 and it was a Catholic Church. I’ve also heard that there are tiny (microscopic) Stars of David etched into the stained glass 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 books The Lies of the Lion available at Amazon.