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Debbie B.

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PostSubject: My trip to Tanzania   Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:31 am

My trip was quite amazing. I'll give more details later, but first, a note about a Jewish souvenir:

In Tanzania, I saw a number of "stars of David" that almost certainly had no Jewish connection. I think it is just seen as a pretty symbol over there. The missionaries were pretty successful in converting a fair percentage of the population to Christianity (30-40%) with about the same percentage Muslim and the rest still practicing indigenous animistic religions.

My "surrogate mother-in-law" saw this cloth in a shop and bought it for me because it was so amusingly appropriate. It is about 3 feet wide and a dozen feet long and probably meant to be used to be made into a skirt or wrap that many men and women wear over their shoulders and upper body. It is about the same width as our dining room table, so not quite wide enough to use as a table cloth. I may use it on top of a table cloth like an extra wider runner.

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PostSubject: Re: My trip to Tanzania   Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:13 am

Pretty cool Cool glad your back home safe and look forward to hearing about your trip. I'm not so brave to travel outside of the states.
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PostSubject: Re: My trip to Tanzania   Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:36 pm

Wow! Too cooL!
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PostSubject: Re: My trip to Tanzania   Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:55 pm

That's awesome! It's interesting to see stars of David in random places...the Trinidad and Tobago police have what looks like a star of David in their seal. http://www.ttps.gov.tt/
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PostSubject: Re: My trip to Tanzania   Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:46 pm

It's a Rastafarian symbol too, although, I don't know if people practise that in Tanzania.
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