Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms

Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms

This post presents a picture and basic explanation of Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms, which features symbols of Judaism and the Land of Israel, including a Lion of Judah, a cedar tree, and two Stars of David, alongside the word “Jerusalem” written in Hebrew, and the motto “Think and Thank.” The Coat of Arms illustrate’s Montefiore’s identity as a patriotic Englishman, proud Jew, and lover of the Land of Israel. The image of the lion holding a flag that says “Jerusalem” later became the emblem of the modern city of Jerusalem. To see an in-depth article explaining the historical development of the Coat of Arms, registered in Great Britain in 1819 and based on the Italian Family Crest of the Montefiore family, visit the website of the Montefiore Winery.

 

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