|Star of David Neclace|
People believe that King David was protected by divine powers which helped him restore his dynasty. The king won as he had God’s support and this is why at present, it is perceived to be sign that God protects its people.
The star’s six points refer to the fact that God rules the whole universe that is all the six directions: East, west, north, south as well as down and up.
When related to Jews, the hexagram was used in 11th century buy then it was used as symbol of Jews community only since the 17th century. While Christians of Europe followed the cross, the Jews followed the star. One can notice that the Jewish tombstones have the Star of David since the 18th century.
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The Jews of Europe above 6 years of age had to wear a yellow colored star in the areas occupied by Nazis. But nowadays the color of a star is blue instead of yellow. Since 1948, even the Israeli flag has a blue colored star on the white background along with two horizontal blue lines.
In several parts of the world, the modern synagogues have the flag of Israel displayed prominently. It is displayed in front of the synagogue, close to the ark with Torah scrolls.
Nowadays, Star of David is also worn as various forms of jewelry like earrings, necklace, bracelets etc. These are mostly blue or silver and blue. However, there are other colors as well. The star is worn as a reminder of the Shield of David. It depicts that Israel’s God is at all times with the people. People who are not Jews wear the star to show solidarity with the Jewish community and Israel. Some individuals wear jewelry that has pieces with blessing inscribed on them. Jewelry with a star that has Mazal engraved on it is worn for good fortune as the word Mazal means good luck.