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 Star of David
The Magen David (shield of David, or as it is more commonly known, the Star of David) is the symbol most commonly associated with Judaism today, but it is actually a relatively new Jewish symbol.
The Magen David gained popularity as a symbol of Judaism when it was adopted as the emblem of the Zionist movement in 1897, but the symbol continued to be controversial for many years afterward.
It appears on the flag of the state of Israel, and the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross is known as the Magen David Adom.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/star.html   (371 words)

  
 Star of David Information
The Star of David is suggested to represent Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah of Israel.
Herzl chose the Star of David as the symbol of Zionism; in 1897 the Magen David was adopted as the emblem of the
menorahs, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Star of David.
www.homefurnishings-gifts.com /Star_of_David_Information.html   (2015 words)

  
 Star of David, Magen david, Star of David pendant
Star of David, Magen david, Star of David pendant
The "Star of David" is known in Hebrew as Magen David, which literally means the "shield of David," apparently from the popular notion that the Beloved King of Israel wore this symbol on his shields, although there is no evidence that this is true.
The Star of David is sometimes known as the Creator's Star, in which each of the six points represents a day of the week and the center corresponds to the Sabbath.
www.ka-gold-jewelry.com /p-articles/star-of-david.php   (509 words)

  
 The Ajax Star, article the history of the Star of David
To Ajacoids that feel a bond with the Star of David, it therefore is good to be aware of the phenomena which have occurred in the past around this star and around Jews in general, therefore this article.
Striking is that the Star of David was depicted in 1656 together with a cross on a borderstone in Vienna, which outlined the Jewish and Christian parts of the city.
The Zionistic Star of David at that most of the times was blue on a white background, inspired by the Tallit, the blue-white Jewish prayer cloak.
www.euronet.nl /users/pi_alfa/david1e.htm   (1265 words)

  
 Star of David - Jewelry, Gifts and Original Articles - yalyjudaica.com
It is believed that the Star of David does not originate from Judaism since it is forbidden by Jewish law to use any kind of icons as signs of faith.
The Star of David was considered to be a powerful amulet in the ancient times and was often used to repel dangers,evil and accidents.
Sometimes the Star of David is portrayed as having one triangle white and the other fl.Evolution and Reduction - the androgenic aspect of God.The man who peers into his own nature,the twin powers of creativity - the synthesis of all elements.The upper triangle represents the heavenly nature,while the lower triangle - the earthly nature.
www.yalyjudaica.com /jewish_jewelry_pendants.htm   (861 words)

  
 Star of David/Hexagram: Christian Resource Centre (Bermuda)!
The Jewish community of Prague was the first to use the Star of David as its official symbol, and from the 17th century on the six-pointed star became the official seal of many Jewish communities and a general sign of Judaism, though it has no biblical or Talmudic authority.
The star was almost universally adopted by Jews in the 19th-century as a striking and simple emblem of Judaism in imitation of the cross of Christianity.
This star shape is actually made up of two opposed interlaced triangles, and Jews have actually been using this symbol for only a relatively short time, although it appears to have no actual religious meaning.
www.nisbett.com /symbols/star-david.htm   (522 words)

  
 Star of David Formation and Appearance
A Star of David is a geometric configuration that has 6 equidistant points within a 360 degree radius or two interlocking triangles, one facing up and the other facing down.
The commonly called Star of David is not limited to the Jewish faith and the Kabbalah however, as it also appears is the Buddhist, Theosophical, and various other Eastern and Western traditions.
I think the Stars of David that have occurred over the past few years symbolize consciousness on the earth plane and how it is progressing, individually and globally.
www.maryshea.com /star.html   (740 words)

  
 Star of David
The Star of David is called the Shield of David in Hebrew.
Perhaps, the Star of David came to be used as a standard symbol in synagogues because its organization into 3+3+1 corresponds to the Temple's Menorah, which was the more traditional symbol for Judaism in ancient times.It is a generally recognized symbol of Judaism and Jewish identity and is also known colloquially as the Jewish Star.
In 1897, it was adopted as the symbol for the First Zionist Congress, and, in 1948, it became the central figure in the flag of the state of Israel.
www.sacredsymbols.com /starofdavid1.html   (159 words)

  
 The Sundial Primer - Star of David Sundial
Star of David Sundial: a monumental dial similar in concept to the cross dial, except that the six-pointed star with 60° angles gives opportunities for numerous dials.
The top face of the star faces north and is tilted back toward the south until it lies in the plane of the equator.
As these values are for a star with a face length of one unit, the actual shadow lengths are determined by multiplying the actual length of the face of the star by each of the values in the table.
www.mysundial.ca /tsp/star_sundial.html   (555 words)

  
 Israel
The Magen David was used by Jews for decoration and appeared as an official Jewish symbol for the first time in 1354 when the Jewish community in Prague received the right to have a flag of its own and chose the Magen David as the symbol on the flag.
In the 15th Century the Magen David was used as a trademark for Jewish printers in Prague, Amsterdam and Italy, and in 1655 it was used on Vienna Jewish community seal and soon afterwards also by the Jewish community in Amsterdam.
Even though the Magen David is known as the Jewish symbol, the Jews had another symbol which is the Menorah which is also the emblem of the State of Israel and its origin is already in the Bible.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/il.html   (1864 words)

  
 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Jewish Star
It further appears that the hexagram and pentagram were used interchangeably until this period, and then the six-pointed star gained favor, as it was associated with the notion of a "shield" of God and taken to have magical powers when used as an amulet.
From the 14th century through the 18th century, the terms "shield of David" and "seal of Solomon" were used in magical texts indiscriminately though the hexagram ascended in popularity as the pentagram diminished in popularity.
Shortly after World War II, however, the star was placed on a field of white between two blue stripes (the white field and blue stripes symbolizing the tallit) becoming the flag of the newly reborn State of Israel, once again a symbol of pride and belonging.
scheinerman.net /judaism/rituals/star.html   (586 words)

  
 Star of David History
The Star of David is seen as a Symbol by the Nations as Representing the Country of Israel and of the Jew’s themselves.
The Star of David now is the symbol of a proud nation, a sign of hope for every Jew, who seeks protection in their own country.
(The Archetypal Mandala of the Star of David by Margaret Starbird)
www.geocities.com /Athens/Oracle/3703/history.html   (6304 words)

  
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Although scholars have attempted to trace the Star of David back to King David himself; to Rabbi Akiva and the Bar Kokhba ("son of the star") rebellion (135 C.E.); or to *kabbalists, especially Rabbi Isaac Luria (16th century), no Jewish literature or artifacts document this claim.
Rather, all evidence suggests that the early use of the hexagram was limited to "practical Kabbalah," that is, Jewish magic, probably dating back to the 6th century C.E. Legends connect this symbol with the "Seal of Solomon," the magical signet signet *ring used by King Solomon to control demons and spirits.
On the popular level, Jews continue to use the Jewish star as it was used for centuries: as a magical amulet of good luck and as a secularized symbol of Jewish identity.
www.menorah.org /starofdavid.html   (1191 words)

  
 Star of David OR Star of Lucifer?
It is difficult to pin down the date at which the six pointed hexagram star became known as the so-called Star of David.
Witches often have this hexagram symbol, of the so-called Star of David, tattooed on the abdomens or palms of witchcraft initiates.
The so-called Star of David also called the Shield of David, or Mogen David, in reality,k is the Seal of Solomon, when he turned reprobate, Luciferian, and was fully given over to the occult.
www.dccsa.com /greatjoy/starof.htm   (2877 words)

  
 Crystal Star of David
This Star of David cut, originally designed by Marcel Vogel, is a two dimensional symbol of the "Merkaba Vehicle", or Vehicle of Light.
Using this Crystal Star of David as a visualizing tool, one can become more aware of their own energy grids: clearing, healing and creating what is chosen.
The Star of David is an ancient, sacred symbol which appears in many spiritual traditions worldwide.
www.celestial-lights.com /Crystal_Star_of_David/crystal_star_of_david.html   (950 words)

  
 Star of David   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Star of David, or magen David ('Shield of David'), is a six-pointed star formed by two interlocking equilateral triangles.
The symbol has strong links to the Kabbalah, with the upward-pointing triangle (the symbol of the element Fire) representing the yearning of the manifest to reach or return to the Divine, and the downward-pointing triangle (the symbol of the element Water) signifying the descent of the Divine into matter.
Where these two meet in the center of the Star, a point of balance and beauty is reached, corresponding to Tifereth on the Tree of Life.
www.starlightdreams.ca /starofdavid.htm   (361 words)

  
 The Hex, The Star Of David
This sign of the distinctive MARK of the Davidic house was thus connected with magic within the Kabbalistic symbolism of the "kingdom of David".
The career of the shield of David as magic not only reaches its height, but it moves beyond the realm of magic to become a symbol of the vision of the messianic redemption, which the followers of the Kabbalistic messiah Sabbatai Zevi (1666), believed they had already begun to detect.
Hexagram=A messianic symbol of the arrival of the redemption embodied in Sabbatai Zevi.
jesus-messiah.com /apologetics/jewish/star-of-david.html   (1704 words)

  
 3Q Version:Star of David
Non-Jews have been drenched with misinformation that the six-pointed "Star of David" is a sacred symbol of Jewry, dating from David and Solomon, in Biblical times, and signifying the pure "monotheism" of the Jewish religion.
In actuality, the six-pointed star, called "David's Shield," or "Magen David," was only adopted as a Jewish device in 1873, by the American Jewish Publication Society, it is not even mentioned in rabbinical literature.
MAGEN DAVID ("David's Shield"): "The hexagram formed by the combination of two equilateral triangles; used as the symbol of Judaism.
www.threeq.com /pages/starofdavid.html   (685 words)

  
 Star of David
One cynical suggestion is that the Star of David is an appropriate symbol for the internal strife that often afflicts Jewish nation: two triangles pointing in opposite directions!
The Star of David was a sad symbol of the Holocaust, when the Nazis forced Jews to wear an identifying yellow star.
So whether it is a blue star waving proudly on a flag, or a gold star adorning a synagogue's entrance, the Star of David stands as a reminder that for the Jewish people...
www.aish.com /literacy/concepts/Star_of_David.asp   (771 words)

  
 Star of david jewelry
This six-pointed star is the premier symbol of Judaism.
In 1948 it became the central figure in the flag of Israel.
Under trademark law designs that come close to, or are deliberate imitations to or similiarities of the use and design of our designs and images infringes on trademark law and may be prosecuted in court.
www.generousgems.com /hanukkah2.html   (317 words)

  
 Chocolate Deities: Star of David, Star of David
The upward-pointing triangle (the symbol of the element Fire) represents the yearning of the manifest to reach or return to the Divine, with the downward-pointing triangle (the symbol of the element Water) signifying the descent of the Divine into matter.
The philosopher Franz Rosenzweig employed the star as a motif for structuring his ideas about the relationships between God, Jews, and the world, in a work entitled The Star of Redemption.
Shortly after World War II, the star was placed on a field of white between two blue stripes (the white field and blue stripes symbolizing the tallit) becoming the flag of the newly reborn State of Israel, a symbol of pride and belonging.
www.chocolatedeities.com /deityl.php?deity=david   (483 words)

  
 Star of David Pendants
The six sided Star of David is created by this combination of facets and can be viewed by looking through the stone.
The subtle vibration of this substance is then drawn into the Star of David crystal, is amplified and radiated into the body.
We offer 2 sizes of Star of David pendants 20mm, 25mm, Currently, there are 16 stones to choose from.
www.alienufoart.com /StarOfDavid.htm   (953 words)

  
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An e-mail rumor long circulated on the Internet suggests that the maker of Vans skateboarding shoes is anti-Jewish because some of their shoes come with a pattern resembling a Star of David on a portion of their outsole (bottom).
While ADL understands that the use of the Star of David pattern in this context may be offensive to some, there is no factual basis to believe that the maker of Vans shoes incorporated the six-pointed star design in an attempt to insult Jews.
After contacting the company in the 1990s when the rumor began spreading, ADL was reassured by the chief executive office of Vans that the interlinking six-pointed star pattern on their shoes dated from the founding of the company and "was not done with even any awareness that it was the Star of David."
www.adl.org /Internet_Rumors/Vans_Shoes.htm   (233 words)

  
 The Star of David
That the ring had no specific star design mentioned in the Talmud, lends itself to silence, as there is no way for us to know what actual design was upon it (the five points being given to the ring at a later date).
Therefore, the ring that was found in the 7th century BCE with the 'Jewish Star of David' was not the ring of a Jew, but of a pagan.
The first Jewish 'Star of David' is seen on a gravestone of a Jewish man named David who practiced kabala in the Middle Ages.
www.seedofabraham.net /stardavd.html   (2428 words)

  
 How Cinderella Man sucker punches the Jewish boxer Max Baer. - By David Fellerath - Slate Magazine
The star is significantly less prominent than the one that the real Baer wore in the 1935 fight.
It was in 1933, when Baer was 24, that he came out as a Jew and wore the Star of David on his trunks for the first time.
In 1933 he starred with Myrna Loy and his upcoming opponent Primo Carnera in The Prizefighter and the Lady, in which he played an all-American underdog who challenges Carnera for the championship.
www.slate.com /id/2120151   (1366 words)

  
 Holocaust Survivors: Photo Gallery - "Under the Star of David"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Joseph and Rachel Sher stand in front of a Star of David at the Jewish Community Center in the DP campDP camp at Neunburg vorm Wald.
The Star of David is also called the Magen David or Shield of David.
In the late 19th century it was used by Zionist groups, and in 1949 it was placed on the flag of Israel.
www.holocaustsurvivors.org /cgi-bin/data.show.pl?di=record&da=photos&ke=20   (101 words)

  
 Star Window Ornament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Lay out some waxed paper (this is used to catch any of the glue or glitter that may fall off the cardboard.)...lay the cut out stars flat on the table.
Place the tissue on the inside of one of the stars (the side that does not have the glitter).
When the star is dry pull a string (yarn works good!) in the hole...
www.billybear4kids.com /holidays/hanukkah/craft/star.htm   (221 words)

  
 Star of David Memorial Chapel Redefining the Jewish Graveside Funeral Service
Star of David Memorial Chapel Redefining the Jewish Graveside Funeral Service
Star of David Memorial Chapels, known for their professionalism and sensible prices in handling hundreds of graveside services each year has just completed construction on a brand new, state of the art funeral chapel located directly adjacent to the major
Copyright ® 2006 Star of David Memorial Chapel Inc.
starofdavidmemorialchapel.com   (110 words)

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