Category Archives: Jewelry

The Chai: A Symbol of Life

Nov 24, 2013  |  By Arik Barel

Chai, which means “alive” in Hebrew, is one of the most recognizable and popular symbols of Judaism. Comprised of the letters Chet and Yud, Chai is a Hebrew word which has been transformed into a virtual sign, one reflecting Judaism’s most cherished value, the preciousness of life itself. The value of life has always been a central focus of Judaism, one that takes precedence (except in a few select cases) […]

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Meaning of the Star of David

Oct 10, 2013  |  By Arik Barel

Today, the Star of David is the premier Jewish symbol. Along with being the centerpiece on the flag of Israel, the six-pointed star (hexagram), made of two interlocking triangles, has long been a popular decorative symbol on all sorts of Judaica, jewelry and art. Because of its geometric symmetry and aesthetic appeal it’s easy to see why, but what does this symbolism represent? Let’s look at 7 interpretations, corresponding to […]