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The Magen David Usually, when we think about a "Magen David," we imagine a six- pointed star, the "Star of David". In fact, the Talmudic reference has nothing to do with a star at all. Pesachim 117b; Rabbah b. Shila said: [The formula] in Prayer is who causes the horn of Salvation to spring forth,’ while that of the haftarah is the shield of David.’ And I will make you a great man, like the name of the great ones [that are in the earth the earth]. (II Samuel 7:9) R, Joseph taught: that alludes to the fact that we say ‘the shield of David.’ When Theodor Herzl looked for a symbol for the new Zionist movement, he chose the Star of David because it was so well known and also because it had no religious associations. In time, it appeared in the center of the flag of [...]Read full story »
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