The Star of David, or “Shield of David” in Hebrew, is composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles forming a six-pointed star.
The Star of David was initially used as an architectural motif and ornamental decoration for synagogues and other religious buildings. Jewish mystics, especially Kabbalists, progressively gave increasing currency to the shield of king David and attached magical powers to it.
In 1354, Holy Roman Emperor and king of Bohemia Charles IV authorized the Jewish community of the Czech lands to bear a red flag featuring the Star of David. The Jewish community of Prague therefore became the first in Europe to use that symbol as their official and legal emblem. The Star of David is also associated with the darkest hours of Jewish history: In the past, Jews were forced to wear the yellow badge with Jude inscribed in the middle of the six-pointed star. Since the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948, the Star of David is also incorporated on the country’s national flag and remains, as of today, one of the most defining and widespread symbols of Judaism.
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