Meaning of the Star of David

Oct 10, 2013  |  By Arik Barel
Compound Star

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 …

 

Hanukkah: What Are We Celebrating?

Oct 06, 2013  |  By Arik Barel
Karshi Menorah

Hanukkah is the Jewish “festival of lights”, celebrated for 8 days and nights by lighting a menorah in each Jewish home. Full of its own traditions, customs and foods, it is arguably the most universally celebrated Jewish holiday. But, what exactly are we celebrating? History Like most Jewish holidays, Hanukkah is based on a paradigmatic event in Jewish history. Long ago, the Land of Israel was ruled by the Greeks. …

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The Star of David-A Brief History

Oct 02, 2013  |  By Arik Barel
Jewish Jewelry

The Star of David is a six-pointed star made up of two triangles superimposed over each other (hexagram). In Judaism, it is often called the Magen David, which means the “Shield of David,” in Hebrew. It is the most iconic Jewish symbol, the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?

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