Star of David

Six-pointed stars composed of two equilateral triangles, one superimposed upside down on the other.

The Star of David is a hexagram or six-pointed star that is a major symbol of Judaism.

Known as Magen David ("Shield of David") in Hebrew, the Star of David has been used as a decorative motif in Judaism since ancient times but it was only around the Late Middle Ages that it began to be used as a symbol of Judaism and Jewish identity. A Star of David is prominently featured on the flag of Israel.

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Title Star of David
Last UpdatedFebruary 5, 2021
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