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Old 02-23-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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I need to state first off that I'm not Jewish. That is the reason for this post.

My question is about the Star of David. I need to know if it would be considered offensive for someone who is not Jewish to wear one. My reason for wearing one would be simple. I admire the Jewish people. I can go into detail about that if anyone wants. But I wanted to ask this question first.
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: NJ
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https://spokanefavs.com/ask-a-jew-is...ewish-symbols/

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/qu...-about-judaism
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Bethel, CT
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I wouldn’t be offended.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Not offensive, but certainly confusing. Just about everyone will assume you're Jewish, whether that is your intention or not.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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And some Jewish objects are not to be used or displayed by non Jews, for instance mezuzah. and tefillin.

So different law what is forbidden or not depending what object a non-Jew is asking about.

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Old 02-24-2019, 01:22 PM
 
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I would also say consider your intention in wearing or displaying the symbol. Is it because you want to talk about your own religion?

There are many ways to show support for Jews and Israel and the Jewish people.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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The hexagram is part of an infinite series of shapes which are compounds of two n-dimensional simplices. In three dimensions, the analogous compound is the stellated octahedron, and in four dimensions the compound of two 5-cells is obtained.
It has been historically used in religious and cultural contexts and as decorative motifs; for example by medieval Muslims, especially Hanafi and Maliki dynasties,[1] and later in Judaism and occultism. The symbol was used merely as a decorative motif in medieval Christian churches many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue.[2] It was first used as a religious symbol by Arabs in the medieval period, known as the Seal of Solomon, depicted as either a hexagram or pentagram, and which was later adopted by Jewish Kabbalists


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagram


Feel free to use it as you wish. It is not owned by Jews for their exclusive sacral purposes and does not make you a Jew or Jewish. You can go to say India and see thousands of them everywhere, just like sun symbol - swastika. Ulktimately, it is simply a nice geometric pattern. Humans put a meaning into it by, by itself, it has none.

If you want the most ancient meaning of hexagram, it is 2 beginnings combined - male and female. Triangle pointing up is male, triangle pointing down is female.

Don't over-complicate this.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:13 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I can't wait until it is pointed out that a lower case t doesn't belong to anyone and everyone should feel free to wear it.

It isn't about permission but about clarity.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:18 PM
 
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well, why not wear a lower case t AND a hexagram?...sort of like the coexist bumper sticker.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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or an upside down pentagram in a circle. Just shapes...
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