Keeping with our proudly Jewish, proudly American theme, the Great Seal design is a tribute to the Great Seal of the United States. Specifically, it's based on an early version proposed by founding father Benjamin Franklin. Interestingly, Franklin's design featured a scene from the Exodus, which we've recreated with some slight modifications, making Pharaoh's headgear less Medieval, more Ancient Egyptian, and placing Moses' famous staff in his hand as he stands overlooking the Sea of Reeds. The motto, "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to G-d" has been replaced with a similar Biblical Hebrew phrasing, which translates more accurately as Opposition to tyrants is yiras shamayim. "Yiras shamayim" or "fear of Heaven" is a deeply resonant expression in Jewish philosophy which indicates reverence for the Creator, without actually using any of the divine names, which we do not print on clothing out of respect, lest it become soiled or erased.
Show off your love for America, freedom, and our shared Biblical heritage with Maccabee Apparel's Great Seal!
.: 100% Cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Medium fabric (6.0 oz/yd² (203 g/m²))
.: Classic fit
.: Tear-away label
.: Runs bigger than usual