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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:09 PM
ToddDH ToddDH is offline
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Default An historical tidbit for our Jewish members

If you look at one of the circles on a dollar bill, you will find that included are thirteen stars. Look closely and you'll see that they're shaped as the Star of David.

The story goes that a wealthy Jewish Philadelphian by the name of Hayim Soloman was responsible for providing extensive funding of the Continental Army. When George Washington was President and the dollar was being designed, he asked Soloman what he would like to honor his considerable contribution to our victory.

He replied to the effect that he did not want any honor for himself but would greatly appreciate acknowledgement of his people. Thus those thirteen stars were formed in a Star of David.

BTW, Soloman died a pauper.

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