"When you want to signal power think twice before sending an emoji or a picture," says Tel Aviv University researcher Dr. Elinor Amit.
The hamsa is commonly used in accessories, jewelry and art throughout the Middle East.
The archaeologists believe that the bone belonged to an auroch, large cattle that is considered an ancestor of cows and ox.
The hashtags it will accompany include several in English such as #HappyHanukkah and #Hanukkah. It will also accompany hashtags in multiple languages including Russian, Spanish and Hebrew.
"The impact of COVID-19 on our conversations and behavior is evident in emoji usage trends compared to last year."
Will emojis take us back to the days of cavemen’s drawings? This is where the new “dodo” or “mammoth” emojis might come in useful.
Whatever you call it, Quentin Somerville, the Middle East correspondent for the BBC, sees the codification of the regional signifier for “hold on to your horses” as welcome good news.
There are already some other Jewish-themed emojis in use online and in various messaging platforms: A synagogue, two stars of David and an Israeli flag.
"We request the creation of a new emoji that will symbolize the Jewish religion, either a woman wearing a hat, a person wearing a kippah, or even an emoji of Torah books."
A new slate of 230 emojis will begin appearing on phones later this year