star of david

The Star of David, called the "Magen David" in Hebrew, is a modern symbol of Judaism and the Jewish people. It is the central symbol on the national flag of Israel. It can be traced back to the medieval era where it was used for decorations, ornaments and protective amulets. Not until the 17th century did the hexagram begin to represent the Jewish community as a whole.

Sticker blaming Jews for coronavirus found on window of German subway car

The shape and color of one of the stickers embodies the so-called "Jewish Star" patch that Jews had to wear in Nazi-era Germany and its occupied territories.

Israel's memorial at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria
Two youths attack Austrian Jewish teen wearing Star of David ring

The victim was treated in a local hospital for cuts and bruises to his face. Police are searching for the assailants.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
10/03/2020
NFL draft prospect wears a Star of David necklace due to nickname 'Jue'

The first-team All-American, who is forgoing his senior year at Alabama to enter the pro draft in April, later tweeted an apology to anyone who found his necklace offensive

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
26/02/2020
the Charles River in front of the skyline of Boston
Star of David graffiti spray-painted on 2 Boston apartment buildings

“Irrespective of motive, there is still an impact when religious symbols are painted on someone’s home,” he said.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
19/02/2020
World Zionist Organization vice chairman Yaakov Hagoel stands next to the almost identical replica o
WZO to reveal almost identical replica to missing Herzl coffin cover

The World Zionist Organization has made an almost identical replica of the cloth that covered the coffin at his burial in Israel to be revealed on Tuesday.

Actor John Cusack poses during a photocall to promote the movie 'Chi-Raq' at the 66th Berlinale Inte
The shameful rise in antisemitism behind Cusack’s antisemitic tweet

He appeared to argue that the use of the Star of David "even if it depicts the state of Israel committing human rights violations” is antisemitic and antisemitism has no place.

LGBT flag
The controversy over the DC Dyke March, Jewish stars and Israel, explained

LGBTQ, Jewish and feminist organizations called Wednesday night on the DC Dyke March to apologize for their ban on the Jewish Star of David and Israeli flags.

By BEN SALES/JTA
08/06/2019
Yellow badge Star of David
Anti-vaxxers use Nazi yellow Star of David patch for their cause

Activists are using a star that has the words “No Vax” in Hebrew-stylized letters on social media, while others are wearing yellow stars at events.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
06/04/2019
Miami
Miami police sergeant fired for throwing out Tanakh on video

Sgt. Roberto Destephan, a 13-year veteran of the force, had been suspended for the last two months over the cellphone video. He was fired on Thursday, the Miami Herald reported.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/01/2019
Actress Lena Dunham arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California
Jewish it couple Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff break up

The pair dated for more than five years.

By JTA
10/01/2018
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