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  1. Star of David: • Also known as the Magen David or the Shield of David. • Emblem of the Jews. • The symbolic representation of the Star of David in Judaism began in the 17th century. • Was started to represent themselves against the Christians. • There is no reason why only this symbol was chosen. • Represented the shield of King David. • The top triangle represents the upward direction towards God. • The lower triangle symbolizes the real world. Symbols and Their Meanings • Menorah: • One of the most important symbols in Judaism. • There are 7 branched Menorahs (the candelabrum with 7 stands) • The 7 branched Menorahs were lit every afternoon in the temples. • The 7 branched menorahs were cleaned every morning. • The symbol of Judaism. • The 9-branched Menorah is often lit during Hanukkah. • Torah: • The Hebrew Bible. • Also known as the Tanakh. • Consists of three parts. • The first being consists of the 5 books of Moses. (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy). • Always kept in an Ark. • No one is allowed to touch it. • The Jews use a special metallic pointer known as the Yad, which is used while reading the Torah.

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