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-======Jewelry======+======Jewish ​Jewelry====== 
 +Jewish jewelry is an identifier of one's religion, background and culture. Judaism is something every Jew has running in their veins no matter how religious or irreligious one is. From people who just identify as Jewish and feel that a [[jewelry:​star_of_david|Star of David]] is enough, to those who love to read into the mystical powers of [[jewelry:​kabbalah|Kabbalah jewelry]], and those who just appreciate [[jewelry:​biblical|Bible stories]], or those that love carrying a piece of Israeli history around with them with an [[jewelry:​ancient_coin|ancient coin necklace]] or [[jewelry:​roman_glass|Roman Glass jewelry]],​there is a piece of Jewish jewelry for everyone. ​
-=====Star of David Jewelry===== 
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-The Star of David has been associated with Judaism since at least the third century CE and was officially adopted by the State of Israel as its national flag in 1948. The six-pointed star has roots in spiritual mysticism and is deeply associated with Jewish traditions and a Jewish sense of identity. Today, a Magen David represents Judaism, Israel and Zionism, and its iconic shape decorates synagogues, art and Judaica pieces across the world. 
-=====Evil Eye Jewelry===== 
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-One of the many talismans in Judaism, this is usually a bead or pendant with a blue pupil, as blue is one of the colors that keep the evil eye away. While the bead is referred as evil eye jewelry, it really is supposed to bring good luck and keep evil away as the eye is always open, so evil cannot sneak around. ​ 
-=====Shema Yisrael Jewelry===== 
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-Shema Yisrael is probably the most well-known prayer in Judaism. ​ The prayer marks our belief in God and is seen in many places throughout Judaism. ​ It is said twice a day, is the very first blessing we learn as children, and is the last one we say in our lives. 
-=====Roman Glass Jewelry===== 
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-There once was a time where the Roman Empire included Israel and the Romans were living in the land.  This meant that Romans were bringing their own customs and traditions to Israel, including art, such as glass blowing. Eventually the Romans left Israel and their items became artifacts that are still being dug up today. ​ One of the most popular artifacts found is a blue speckled glass which is now called “Roman Glass” and is often incorporated into jewelry. ​ 
-=====Kabbalah Jewelry===== 
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-Kabbalah is the ancient Jewish practice of using mysticism to interpret and understand the Torah. The root of the word comes from the Hebrew verb 'to receive',​ and its esoteric teachings aim to decipher the relationship between an omnipresent and omnipotent God and the mortal world in which we live. Kabbalah'​s archaic teachings include different names for God and myriad shielding amulets and verses that can protect from the Evil Eye and its influences 
-=====Judaica Jewelry===== 
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-Jewish culture is replete with Judaica - the beloved objects that fill our homes and synagogues, and allow us to identify something as '​Jewish'​. Even the least observant Jews recognize the mezuzah on a front door distinguishing a Jewish home: you don't need to keep Shabbat to identify the ornate Stars of David or protective Lions of Judah decorating archaic synagogue facades in foreign cities. These signature items all represent our unique Jewish heritage in that identity, and Israel'​s best designers have created some gorgeous jewelry combining contemporary design with thousands of years of history and national pride. 
-=====Jerusalem Jewelry===== 
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-Jerusalem is the most holy city according to three major religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For Judaism, it is where both Temples once stood and is today home to the Kotel, Western Wall.  Most Jerusalem jewelry is made from Jerusalem stone, a pinkish-white stone which the Kotel and the entire Old City of Jerusalem is made from.  Jerusalem jewelry also often features the psalm of “if I forget thee Jerusalem, let my right-hand fall”. People choose to wear this jewelry as a reminder of the holy city and to make them feel more connected. ​ 
-=====Hebrew Name Jewelry===== 
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-Today, there is a growing fashion trend to wear name necklaces and for those with a connection to Hebrew, there are also Hebrew name necklace. ​ Made with its own classic fonts and styles, these are a Jewish twist on the traditional name necklace.  ​ 
-=====Israel Jewelry===== 
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-Israel, the Jewish homeland, has been historically important for Jews ever since Abraham, the first Jew, lived there and spoke to God.  Israel jewelry is a special way to keep the Holy Land close to one’s heart and show their pride in this very special country. ​ Many feel connected to Israel without even having ever been there, just simply knowing it is the Jewish Land.  
-=====Hamsa Jewelry===== 
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-Hamsas are one of the most popular symbols in Judaism is meant to bring in good luck and ward off evil.  It was common to have a hamsa hand amulet in one's home, and still is of those of Middle Eastern and North African decent, where the hamsa originate from. The symbol is depicted as an open right hand, often with an eye in the center of the palm and adorned with fish or other symbols of protection and luck.  The hand can either be pointing up or down, fingers spread or close together, many believe even the smallest of details have an impact in the hamsa'​s protection. In Judaism, many connect the hamsa with the exodus from Egypt, as it says that "God took Israel out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm”. ​ 
-=====Eilat Stone Jewelry===== 
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-Mined in the deep south, Israel'​s national stone, Eilat Stone, gets its beautiful green and blue color from copper minerals found in the Negev desert. ​ There are beliefs that the Eilat Stone carries mystical powers to assist the wearer'​s personal environment by turning negativity into positivity. 
-=====Biblical Jewelry===== 
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-Biblical jewelry includes pieces that have incorporated classic Jewish symbols and quotes from the Jewish bible. These symbols include the Tree of Life, the Hoshen (the High Priest’s breastplate),​ the Lion of Judah, the Ten commandments and more.  Some also feature Jewish blessings such as the Priestly Blessing or Woman of Valor and include Jerusalem Stone. In essence, Biblical jewelry connects to Jewish biblical times in one way or another.  ​ 
-=====Ancient Coin Jewelry===== 
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-Almost every day, archeologists are digging up new and amazing artifacts throughout Israel. ​ Some of their most incredible finds are ancient coins dating back to thousands of years ago.  Adorned with pomegranates,​ flowers and other ancient symbols, these ancient coin replicas make for unique pieces of jewelry and show a pride in Jewish history.  ​ 
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