Magen David

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The Magen David is the six pointed star also known as the Star of David. Magen David literally means "shield of David." It is not certain when the star became a Jewish symbol, but it was used on synagogues as far back as the fourth century as is seen in the remains of a synagogue in Capernaum, Israel.

The Nazis forced Jewish people to wear yellow Jewish Star patches on their clothing. Today a blue Star of David sits in the center of the flag of Israel and a red Star of David is the symbol of Israel's first aid and relief organization called Magen David Adom. The Magen David is two triangles woven together, one triangle is pointing up to Elohim, the other pointing down to us.

 

Originally from:  Jewish Discoveries by Jeff Zaremsky, page 154, which contains a total of 22 fascinating chapters of biblical history and lessons plus 25 rich Jewish tradition sections, and 27 powerful testimonies, with over 40 beautifully rendered professional works of art all on over 300 jam packed pages.  You can own this treasure by visiting www.Jewishheritage.net

Picture by Shmuel ben Ya'akov from here

Posted on Shalom Adventure by: Brenda Miller

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