The Sages teach that the moon is a symbol of the people of Israel. Just as the moon waxes and wanes, appearing tiny when it is new but large by the middle of the month, the children of Israel follow a similar cycle. Though at times they are a small and downtrodden nation, they will again become great in the eyes of all. In our era, with the establishment of the State of Israel, we are beginning to see the truth of this statement. When the world is ultimately blessed with the Mashiach, from the house of David, the light from the people of Israel will shine its brightest, originating in the land of Israel. With the new Israel365 calendar, you will be up to date on every new moon and Jewish festival. Now is your first chance to order our beautiful calendar.
The six-pointed Star of David is a common symbol for both Judaism and Israel. Known in Hebrew as a Magen David (shield of David), geometrically it is two triangles superimposed on each other, forming the shape of a hexagram. When King David went out to battle against the enemies of Israel, he did so with a heart set on winning the battle as an emissary of God. He prayed passionately and his heart was filled with an intense love for God, willing to do whatever was needed and whatever was right. Although the words “shield of David”, best recognized as the “Star of David” are never mentioned in the Bible directly, the words in this Biblical quote give direct inference to God being the shield and protector of Israel.
“Sing, O ye heavens, for Hashem hath done it; shout, ye lowest parts of the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein; for Hashem hath redeemed Yaakov, and doth glorify Himself in Yisrael.” Isaiah 44:23