Original Star of David

Original Star of David

What is the source of Magen David "?

"בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ מָגֵן דָּוִד"… "עֲנֵנוּ, מָגֵן דָוִד עֲנֵנוּ"…

"Star of David" – Jewish symbol

David Ben-Gurion and the "Star of David"

It would not be appropriate to finish a book about King David, without regard to symbolize the Star of David "? Moreover, many are unaware of the Jewish origins of the Star of David symbol ", despite the fact that the Magen David" flying the flag of the State of Israel. David Ben-Gurion referred to symbolize the Star of David "at the meeting of the Provisional Government on July 11, 1948:" About Magen David "- if the opponent has this ancient symbol or earlier. My opinion is not so important whether it earlier. Has no other symbol considered among Jews and Gentiles Jewish symbol as the Magen David ", which is an asset."

"Star of David" Jewish symbol

"Star of David" is a symbol made ​​up of two equilateral triangles superimposed on it, forming a structure of six triangles connected around the hexagon, and they have six vertices. This is a six-pointed star and in English it is called: Star of David Star of David.

Magen David "recognized Jewish symbol associated powerful Jews and Judaism everywhere. Star of David symbol "first appeared in a Jewish context Archeological excavations have been in the Bronze Age (Bronze Age, which began in the Middle East in 3300 BC, ie 5,000 years ago)," Star of David "also appeared in the seventh century BC (about 2,700 years) Jewish stamp in Sidon, also found in excavations carrots, Capernaum, the coins, the number of ancient synagogues in Israel during and after the second Temple (pictured below: "star of David" carved ancient synagogue in Capernaum. * star of David "bold outline for the demo). Antiques Megiddo is "Star of David" painted on a wall. By Professor Michael Acosta "golden section": Star of David "from the years 874-853 BC Attributed period * Ahab king of Israel (the kingdom was divided into 2: Kingdom of Judah and the kingdom of Israel), ie, 2800 years ago, ie the number of generations after King Solomon who lived about 3,000 years ago. (After King Solomon his son Rehoboam king of Judah, and the kingdom of Israel and the king: Irovam. Followed his king in the Kingdom of Israel: Nadab, Baasha, these Zimri, Omri, Ahab *)


"Star of David" Jewish flag in Prague

-7-6 Century AD resides Star of David symbol "on Jewish gravestones and doorjambs, and shawls of Latter Inquisition and the Crusades, and smart mascot. About six hundred years of Jewish communities used the Star of David as a symbol of the community, one of the cities in which this symbol was used Prague: In 1354 Prague Prince Charles decided the fourth to give honor to the Jews of his city. He gave the Jews of Prague right to "carry the flag"! Center of this flag flew "Star of David" big.

"Star of David" yellow star during the Holocaust

In 1800-1899 was the Star of David "Jewish symbol common and very familiar.

Even when not all of the Jewish people was the keeper of tradition, the Star of David symbol "represented all Jews. Enlightenment turned the Magen David "path expression of secular Jewish identity.

Star of David "became famous and sanctified especially during the Holocaust, which undertook all the Jews all over the Nazi regime to hang on their clothes the Star of David" (yellow star

Centered on the word "Jew" in German) as a sign of recognition and degradation. Star of David "was also used as a symbol of Jewish pride during World War II, when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, stated the Star of David" symbol of the Jewish Brigade.

"Magen David" Today

Decorating synagogues, sacred artifacts synagogues and Jewish, curtains, tablecloths Shabbat and Holidays, doorjambs, phylacteries, appears on many objects of Judaica, jewelry, and flying along with Headers tallis – the Israeli flag.

"Star of David" on the dollar

You can see the Star of David "is also the U.S. dollar, in recognition of George Osnigton Suleiman Jewish life. Star of David "is composed of 13 points painted in the form of" Star of David "and interesting dots that form the Star of David," he = 13 = one crutch" which is one of the. (One: A = 1, n = 8, d = 4 Total" about 13). It is interesting that the dollar bill also painted seven-branched menorah!



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