Saturday 9 October 2010
This memorial bears the symbols of two major religions, the Cross of Christianity and the Star of David of Judaism and it is situated in a non-denominational part of the cemetery.
If only the followers of all Faiths could do the same and live and love together as they did.
The Hebrew word SHALOM is understood around the world to mean peace. But peace is only one small part of the meaning of the word. It is used to greet people with, and also to bid farewell. However, Shalom means much more than peace, hello or goodbye.
A word study in the New King James version for Shalom says: Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, well-being, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, calmness, serenity.
Shalom comes from the root verb Shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full.
So in essence, when you say the word Shalom - you are not only proclaiming peace, but all the other meanings of the word over that person - what a blessing........