What do Buddhist monks, Muslim mystics, and ancient alchemists have in common?
It turns out that like us they too have an affection for the six-pointed star, commonly known in the Jewish tradition as “The Star of David.” Many cultures throughout history considered it to be a symbol of love, a source of supernatural powers and even an aid to meditation.
So how did the Star of David become the Jewish symbol that adorns the Israeli flag? And what was its surprising journey towards such recognition?
Beit Avi Chai proudly presents “Sheilta” – an online series that gives answers to the various small questions you didn't know you wanted to ask about Jewish history. In this first episode we embark on a worldwide journey along the winding path of the Star of David. Turns out even the symbol of the Eternal People had its moment of birth.