Star of David
The Star of David, or Magen David in Hebrew, is probably the most recognisable Judaica symbol in the world, especially because of its position in the centre of the flag of Israel. The Star of David is actually a Kabbalistic symbol that is attributed to King David and is assumed to be a talisman that invokes the protection of Heaven from physical and spiritual harm. Consequently, numerous Judaica items have Stars of David on them. These include Judaica synagogue items such as a Talit or Torah pointer.
Are you looking for a gift for a lifecycle even such as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? For young women, consider a candlestick set engraved with or moulded into the shape of a Star of David. Or as an alternative, consider a gold Star of David pendant encrusted with diamonds. These gifts would also be great ideas for a wedding or housewarming as well. For young men, consider a Tallit bag, Tefillin bag or Kiddush Cup featuring intricate Stars of David combined with other designs such as Jerusalem and floral patterns.
Even the most basic religious Judaica items very frequently have Stars of David on them. World of Judaica invites you browse our selection of Havdalah Sets and Menorahs which feature bright decorations and Stars of David painted on them. If you would like an Elijah Cup with a Star of David, look no further than our collection.
If you would like sterling silver Judaica with Stars of David on them, consider a disc on key engraved with rows of Stars of David. You may also wish to consider an item such as Torah Crown or Rimonim, which can be dedicated in memory or in honour of a loved one and can be decorated with Stars of David amongst other decorations.
We at World of Judaica invite you to view our collection of items featuring Star of David decorations. If you have any questions, please Contact Us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Star of David Guide
The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or “Magen David” is probably the most prominent and recognisable Jewish symbol in the world, next to the Hamsa symbol. The Star of David is especially symbolic and meaningful because of its position in the centre of the flag of Israel. Many people may not know this but the term “Magen David” in the Jewish prayer book called a Siddur.
Even the most basic religious Judaica items often have Stars of David on them. Here at World of Judaica we invite you to browse our selection of Havdalah Sets and Menorahs which feature bright decorations and Stars of David painted on them. If you would like an Elijah Cup with a Star of David, look no further than our collection. If you would like sterling silver Judaica with Stars of David on them, you should consider a disc on key engraved with rows of Stars of David. You may also wish to consider an item such as Torah Crown or Rimonim, which can be dedicated in memory or in honour of a loved one and can be decorated with Stars of David amongst many other decorations. Also check out our Jewish jewellery collection for Star of David necklaces and pendants.
Star of David on Kiddush Cups
The word Kiddush literally translates “to sanctify or make something holy”, and it is a blessing recited over wine or grape juice to sanctify the Jewish holidays and Shabbat. There is a special cup designed for the Kiddush blessing because it is such an important ceremony, this special and unique cup is known as a Kiddush cup. The Kiddush cup often features a Star of David design.
On Jewish holidays and Shabbat, Kiddush is recited twice, both at the beginning of the Friday night “Erev Shabbat” meal and at the beginning of the Saturday morning/afternoon meal. The reason why the Kiddush cup is one of the most popular items at Judaica stores is because it is frequently used in the reciting of the Kiddush both on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, such as Rosh Hashana and Passover. Indeed we do provide our customers with a vast collection of Kiddush cups to choose from, such as pewter, silver, ceramic and our most popular, pewter.
Star of David on Elijah Cups
Elijah was an ancient prophet in the ‘Kingdom of Samaria’ who played a pivotal role in freeing the Hebrews in Egypt from the tyranny and hard ships of enslavement. We fill a special cup with called Elijah’s cup, with wine in remembrance of our past redemption and freedom. There are numerous options to choose from, from sterling silver to lacquered wood. Sterling silver Elijah cups are our most popular. Many Elijah cups display the Star of David symbol.
In addition, if you would like a nontraditional Elijah’s cup, an alternative or addition to Elijah’s Cup is Miriam’s Cup. Miriam’s Cups are a modern innovation that seeks to include women in the Passover Seder by recalling the greatness of the Jewish Prophetess Miriam, who was Moses and Aaron’s older sister. These cups are nearly identical to Elijah’s Cup, but are often decorated with depictions of Miriam. Miriam Cups also frequently contain the verses referring to her participation in the rejoining in the Exodus in the Bible.