Jewish Art

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The Star of David is a six-pointed star made up of two equilateral triangles superimposed over each other. From its place on Israel’s flag and its incorporation into the architecture of synagogues (both old and new), the Star of David is the most recognizable Jewish symbol today. The Star of David is sometimes called “the Jewish star” by those unfamiliar with its [...]
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You’re probably familiar with the 9-branched menorah used on Hanukkah, which has historically been made using various shapes and materials, but did you know there is another, even older and more traditional type of menorah? That would be the 7-branched menorah – inspired by the iconic candelabra that was described in the Hebrew Bible and used by Moses in the [...]
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One of Hanukkah’s most curious customs is the spinning top – called a dreidel in Yiddish and sevivon in Hebrew – that is played with throughout the eight-day holiday. The unusual game has a fascinating history and even more interesting rules: read on to find out more!
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