The Surprising History of the Star of David

Published on Mar 3, 2021
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The history of the Star of David is more than a little murky. So how did two overlapping triangles become the single most powerful icon of the Jewish people? We unpack the roots of the Magen David as an ancient Kabbalistic amulet tracing its path into the universal symbol of almost all things Jewish and Israeli.

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- Bundesarchiv, Bild
- Dani Cohen
- Eddie Gerald/UNESCO
- Flickr:
Damian Entwistle
Zachi Evenor
- GPO:
Fritz Cohen
Hugo Mendelson
Moshe Milner
- Israel State Archives
- Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary
- National Library of Israel
- Rachel Ziv
- Washington Jewish Week
- Wikimedia:
David Shankbone
Etan J. Tal
Ian Scott
Øyvind Holmstad
- Yad Vashem


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