Barberini Rosh Hashana


The bee was the sign chosen by the Barberinis as their emblem. The Barberinis were an important family in 17th c. Rome. Patrons of the arts and religion, Bareberini bees swarm all over the city and in the Vatican too. Bees make honey. Shana tova u’metuka.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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