Star of David

A photo of the Star of David necklace
A photo of the Star of David necklace

It’s Not Just a Star Some may see it as a Star, what they don’t know is the true meaning of what the Star actually is. My object that I have chosen is the Star of David necklace that was purchased when I was travelling in Israel. The Star of David is one of the modern symbols of Judaism. If you travel to different Temples or Jewish homes around the world, the chance that there is a Star of David symbol in there is great. In addition, deeper meaning of it also represents the heroism that Jews had to face when in concentration camps in Nazi Europe. When I was travelling in Israel I wanted something that I could always remember from a trip. Sweatshirts, shirts, decorations and other knick-knacks are cool. Conversely, I thought, “how will these have a special meaning?”. I knew that the Star is what I truly wanted. I was fortunate enough to have my parents buy this gift for me. I knew that it would always be special to me. I wear this Star everyday in my life. I believe that makes the Star even more important. Additionally, to be privileged enough to have something like this makes me appreciate the gift even more. Also, to to get it from a country that is sacred to the Jewish religion and people also makes it incredibly special. Since getting this necklace, I feel more culturally involved with the Jewish heritage. Although many people may just see a Star, I know the deeper meaning to it and how important it is to me. 

Place(s): Israel

– Noah Gardy

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more