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WHAT DOES MAGEN DAVID MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Star of David
The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David, is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. The Star of David is not and was never a uniquely Jewish symbol. During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate amongst the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used amongst the Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor was the desire to imitate the influence of the Christian cross. The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets where it was known as a Seal of Solomon. The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue. Prior to the 19th century, official use in Jewish communities was generally known only in the region of today's Czech Republic, Austria and possibly parts of Southern Germany, having begun in medieval Prague.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAGEN DAVID» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAGEN DAVID»
Discover the use of Magen David in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Magen David and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Iconography of Religions: Judaism. The Jewish sanctuary
As late as the nineteenth century, Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Spektor, of Kovno,
Lithuania, warned the local Reform congregation to remove the Magen David ("
Shield of David") which graced the roof of their house of worship. Spektor's
Joseph Gutmann, 1983
We call on all members of the Movement to live up to its high standards of
providing relief to people in need around the world in an effective and impartial
fashion, by admitting the Magen David Adorn Society of Israel and according it all
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007
SEC. 690. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO MAGEN DAVID ADOM
SOCIETY. (a) FINDINGS .—Congress finds the following: (1) * * * * * * * * * * (5)
Since the founding of the Magen David Adom Society in 1930, the American Red
United States of America Congressional Record Proceedings ...
RECOGNITION OF THE MAGEN DAVID ADOM SOCIETY IN ISRAEL AS A FULL
MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT
MOVEMENT. (a) Findings.— The Congress finds the following: (1) It is the
mission of ...
Ideas and Actions
A gulf lies between the Magen David with its distinguishing function and the
Menorah, a truly Jewish symbol. The seven-branched candelabrum was one of
the major sacra of the Temple. In representations it occurs early in juxtaposition
Mouton De Gruyter, 1976
Mass Casualties, a Lessons Learned Approach: Accidents, ...
Creating a staff headed by experience army or Magen David Adom (the Israeli
Red Cross) medical officer, for sorting and distributing the casualties to all the
nearest hospitals in the area of the disaster. 4. Summoning additional medical
R Adams Cowley, Sol Edelstein, Martin Elliot Silverstein, 1982
On Tycho's Island: Tycho Brahe, Science, and Culture in the ...
Gans was writing Magen David at the time, and he put many questions directly to
Tycho, Kepler, and Miiller. One related to a problem that had arisen within
halakhah, or Jewish ritual law: Where do days start? Jews in scattered locations ...
John Robert Christianson, 2003
Judaism For Dummies
Here are two Ladino phrases you can use to impress people: Dos Judiyos, tres
kehilot ("Two Jews, three opinions") and Buen moed (“Good holiday"). MagenDavid. The six-pointed star that appears on the Israeli flag is called the MagenDavid ...
Rabbi Ted Falcon, David Blatner, 2013
How the English Language Controls the World: Part One
Today, the Magen David is a universally recognized symbol of Jewry. It appears
on the flag of the state of Israel, and the Israel equivalent of the red Cross is
known as the Magen David (The Star of David.) Could it be that the official
Jack Tafoya, 2009
The Significance of the Seven Burning Candles: About the ...
We saw above that the Magen David describes the candles of the Menorah,
which are lit in memory of the souls of our fathers and mothers. Since the
commandment to honor our father and mother is the fifth, and the candle of
Yitzhak whose ...
Zur Rachel, 2005
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAGEN DAVID»
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