Jewish signs and symbol


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Jewish signs and symbol

  1. 1. Tefillin"Bind [these words] as a sign on your hand, and letthem be an emblem in the center of your head."Dvarim (Deuteronomy) 6:8
  2. 2. Mezuzah"[Also] write them on [parchments affixed to] thedoorposts of your houses and gates."Dvarim (Deuteronomy) 6:9
  3. 3. Tzitzit and Tallit"G-d spoke to Moses, telling him to speak to the Israelitesand have them make tzitzit on the corners of theirgarments for all generations. They should include a twist ofsky-blue wool in the corner tzitzit. These shall be yourtzitzit, and when you see them, you shall remember all ofG-ds commandments so as to keep them. You will then notstray after your heart and eyes, which [in the past] haveled you to immorality. You will thus remember and keep allmy commandments, and be holy to your G-d. I am G-d yourLord, who brought you out of Egypt to be your G-d. I am G-dyour Lord."BeMidbar (Numbers) 15:37-41
  4. 4. Menorah"Make a menorah out of pure gold.The menorah should be formed byhammering it. Its base, stem andcups, spheres and flowers must behammered out of a [single piece ofgold]. Six branches shall extend fromits sides, three branches on one sideof the menorah, and three brancheson the other side..."Shemot (Exodus) 25:31-40
  5. 5. Kisui HaRoshBasic summary of Jewish Laws of covering the head for men (Yarmulke,Kipa, Skullcap, Hat) and covering the hair for women (Kisui HaRosh,Sheitel, Wig, Kerchief).
  6. 6. The Magen David (Shield of David, oras it is more commonly known, theStar of David) is the symbol mostcommonly associated with Judaismtoday, but it is actually a relativelynew Jewish symbol. It is supposed torepresent the shape of King Davids