from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Magen David.
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- n. a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
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We're joined here now on the spot by the director general of the medical relief services, the Red Magena Don (ph), the Shield of David, which is the equivalent of the Red Cross in Israeli.
Moreover, since there existed almost no tradition of Erez Israel symbols apart from the “seven species,” artists were constrained to use Jewish symbols such as the Shield of David in order to characterize “Israeliness.”
At first, orders were given to remove from the top of the building the large cupola capped by the Shield of David, which attracted the attention of all passers-by.
The symbol of Israel's independence, struggle and survival now whips in the winds that blow through the crematoria of Auschwitz; the Shield of David now confronts the grown-over death pits of Tykocin.
"The Seal of Solomon or the Shield of David, for under both names the same thing was denoted, is a hexagonal figure consisting of two interlaced triangles, thus forming the outlines of a six-pointed star.