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Symbols in Judaism

Jewish symbols include the Star of David, the Lion of Judah, the Hebrew character for "life", the menorah, and several others.

Further Reading

Frankel, Ellen; Teutsch, Betsy Platkin. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols. Jason Aronson, Inc, 1992.

  • Lion of Judah

    The Lion of Judah is the symbol of the Hebrew tribe of Judah. It derives from the blessing given by Jacob to his son Judah in Genesis 49:9, in which he calls him "Young Lion... full article →
  • Star of David

    The Star of David is a hexagram or six-pointed star that is a major symbol of Judaism. Known as Magen David ("Shield of David") in Hebrew, the Star of David has been used as a decorative motif in Judaism since ancient times but it was only around the Late Middle Ages that it began to be used as a symbol of Judaism and Jewish identity... full article →

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Title Symbols in Judaism
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Last UpdatedJanuary 10, 2017
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MLA Citation “Symbols in Judaism.” ReligionFacts.com. 10 Jan. 2017. Web. Accessed 24 Feb. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/judaism/symbols>

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