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January 13, 2011

"Star of David" snowflakes in Baltimore

Moshe Miller has sent us a fun video this afternoon. Snowflakes in the shape of the Star of David, shot in Baltimore in Tuesday. Here's his note:

"The right atmospheric conditions and temperature over NW Baltimore, MD this past Tuesday, allowed this light dusting of solid snowflakes.  Many of these hard crystals were shaped perfectly as Stars of David. Amazing!  It really makes me give praise to the Creator of the Universe for sharing this laser-precision natural gem with us."

"If you're looking for a deeper meaning, I had this thought.  In the Biblical description of the first Six Days of Creation, the third day (Tuesday) was the only day the words "and it was good" was written twice (a positive sign).

"Also, it dawned on me that the one and only Creator chose the Gregorian/Christian calendar date of 1/11/11 to share this with us . . . As the Baltimore motto goes, "Believe . . . Behave".  Y’know, could that be “Believe in One Creator? Behave to all people?”  Maybe Baltimore is on to something . . . Ma Rabu Ma'asecha Hashem!"

Posted by Frank Roylance at 4:19 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Cool pictures


I, too, was fascinated by the snowflakes that were falling early Tuesday morning. I had never seen such solid, perfectly-shaped flakes before. They reminded me of cupcake sprinkles!

I encountered these snowflakes in Slippery Roock, PA on 3/30/11.

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