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Sterling Silver Star of David Pendant with Hidden Bail, Jewish Magen Star
Sterling Silver Star of David Pendant with Hidden Bail

Sterling Silver Star of David Pendant with Hidden Bail, Jewish Magen Star

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Cast in Solid .925 Sterling Silver. Star of David - Shield of David - Magen Star -- 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.

Star of David
Size : 1-inch x 3/4-inch
Metal : Solid Sterling Silver
Made in the USA

star of david
Star of David - Shield of David - Magen Star
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. It is supposed to represent the shape of King David's shield (or perhaps the emblem on it), but there is really no support for that claim in any early rabbinic literature. In fact, the symbol is so rare in early Jewish literature and artwork that art dealers suspect forgery if they find the symbol in early works. The symbol of intertwined equilateral triangles is a common one in the Middle East and North Africa, and is thought to bring good luck. It appears occasionally in early Jewish artwork, but never as an exclusively Jewish symbol. The nearest thing to an 'official' Jewish symbol at the time was the menorah. Today, the Magen David is a universally recognized symbol of Jewry. 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 Red Magen David.

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