Magen Star of David Pendant

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This magen Star of David pendant in 9kt gold. The lenght is 20mm including bale and the width 12.65mm.

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SKU : ESJP02270-9K-Y


This magen Star of David square profile pendant in 9kt gold. The lenght is 20mm including bale and the width 12.65mm. 

Star of David, Hebrew Magen David (“Shield of David”), Magen also spelled Mogen, Jewish symbol composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles that form a six-pointed star. It appears on synagogues, Jewish tombstones, and the flag of the State of Israel. The symbol—which historically was not limited to use by Jews—originated in antiquity, when, side by side with the five-pointed star, it served as a magical sign or as a decoration. In the Middle Ages the Star of David appeared with greater frequency among Jews. 

The term Magen David, which in Jewish liturgy signifies God as the protector (shield) of David, gained currency among medieval Jewish mystics, who attached magical powers to King David’s shield just as earlier (non-Jewish) magical traditions had referred to the five-pointed star as the “seal of Solomon.” Kabbalists popularised the use of the symbol as a protection against evil spirits.

The star was almost universally adopted by Jews in the 19th-century as a striking and simple emblem of Judaism. The yellow badge that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe invested the Star of David with a symbolism indicating martyrdom and heroism.

Magen Star of David Pendant

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