What is the origin of the Star of David, that six-pointed star recognized the world over as denoting Jews and Judaism? Where did it come from and how did it become the symbol for the flag of Israel, synagogues, sacred vessels, Zionism and Magen David Adom, the Israeli version of the Red Cross? Judaism forbids any images of God. The Jewish faith was and still is opposed to the use of symbols to represent the Holy One, and the Magen David, or Shield of David, is not mentioned in the Bible or rabbinical literature. It is, therefore, probably correct to…
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