On October 2 we had the start of....

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Posted by: Marc-André Laverdière

Created on: October 3 2016 at 15:18

On October 2 we had the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Canada has integrated many Jewish elements in its heraldry, so let's have a look. In this example, we see a Maccabean helmet, a Torah scroll, etc.

Arms : Azure between two menorot a representation of the Holy Ark Or charged on the tympanum with a flame issuant from a vessel Gules the ark ensigned by a closed crown topped with a magen David also Or;

Crest: Between two eagle wings displayed Argent highlighted Sable rising from a circlet of roses Gules seeded Or alternating with lily flowers Argent and maple leaves Gules veined Or an open Torah scroll each roll tipped with a magen David Or;

Motto: In Hebrew from Genesis 28:17, meaning “This is none other than the House of God and this the Gate of Heaven”.


Congregation Shaar Hashomayim [Civil Institution]

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