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  • noun Judaism or Jewish identity .

Etymologies

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The precise origin of the use of it as a Jewish symbol remains unknown, but it apparently emerged in the context of medieval Jewish protective amulets (segulot). The Jewish Encyclopedia cites a 12th-century Karaite document as the earliest Jewish literary source to mention the symbol.

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  • Star of David.

    December 2, 2007