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image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Apr 2008
While researching the symbols of the city of Lublin
(Poland), known in the past as "Jewish Oxford", I came across the intriguing
flag, which I couldn't locate in any context of Lublin's web pages.
Full size image can be found here: by clicking on the 15th position of the list of results (wyniki wyszukiwania) - "flaga", just above an entry for "Rishon le Zion (Izrael)".
Chrystian Kretowicz, 3 Jul 2008
This is a new flag that came to replace the original flag of Chachmei
The inscriptions are:
On the scroll - "Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva".
Inside the Magen David is the year (5)767 (which is 2007).
Up on the scrolls the Hebrew letters "Kaf" and "Tav" (probably for "Keter Torah" - Torah Crown).
On the hand above - Zevulun (tone of the tribes).
On the hands below - Isaskhar (one of the tribes).
On the Yeshiva itself you can read here.
On its monumental building (Which I visited during my visit in Poland) you can read this.
The original flag can be seen here (click to enlarge) with the explanation:
"The banner of the yeshiva (Photo: author unknown, reprint from: Hilel Seidman Szlakiem nauki talmudycznej... [The Trail of Talmudic Teachings... Warszawa 1934)"
The original flag bears the year (5)690 which stand for 1930 -
the year of the Yeshiva's foundation while the new flag bears the date
of its reopening (11 Feb. 2007)
Dov Gutterman, 4 Jul 2008