The Star Of David
A tombstone dating back to 300 BC was found in southern Italy. It had a six-pointed star on it. In 1354, King Carl IV wanted that the Jews of Prague make a flag for themselves. He also wanted this six-pointed star and the five-pointed of King Solomon to be on it. According to Jewish mysticism of the Kabbalah, the number 6 represents the heavens and the earth and the four directions (north, south, east and west). Another fact, that makes the main Jewish symbol more mystical, is that the words Magen Dovid, which mean shield of David, are made up of six letters in Hebrew. The Magen Dovid also has twelve sides. When David was King, he unified the twelve tribes. The star pictorially captures a major ideal of Judaism because the intertwining makes the triangles inseparable. Basicly, the two triangles symbolize the balance of the universe.
Belief in life after death, where rightful ones live in peace with God forever, has developed to a clear state through time. It is not surely known do all people get their part in uprising or do sinful and cursed ones not get it. The pages in the Bible that talk about this don't agree with each other. At first Judaism didn't acknowledge the things regarding humans' two natures or double predestination.
The traditional Jewish understanding of the creation is that God brought the universe into existence and created primordial Man (Adam) and Woman (Eve or Chava). His creation was aware of Him and had the ability to relate to him. They were created with free will. God desired a symmetry of love and responsibility but His children could not enter this relationship and became alienated from Him. Later humanity as a whole grew more distanced from...