The Star of David (Magen David in Hebrew) is a generally recognized symbol of Judaism and
Jewish identity. Geometrically it is a hexagram.
It is also known as the Jewish Star.
With the establishment of the State of Israel the Jewish Star
has also become a symbol on the flag of Israel .
Jewish lore links the symbol to a magic shield owned by King David
that protected him from enemies.
Jewish communities chose the Star of David to represent themselves,
comparable to the cross used by most Christians.
The Star of David is also an important symbol within legitimate Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah.