Who Is David?

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Who is David? David was the youngest son of the shepherd Jesse of the tribe of Judah. He was known for his skills in both writing psalms and as a fearsome warrior. As a little boy he started with helping his father with attending the sheep that his father owned. But all that changed when king Saul, who summoned the little boy David to sing for him at his palace. He liked his performance and kept David as his personal musician. David fought against many warriors and earned his ranking as the commander of the king Saul’s army. Saul was jealous of David’s courage and the way the Jewish people looked up to him so he tried to kill David. David fled and gathered 600 men as his followers. After a while David got his chance to kill the king, he did not. He only confronted him. Saul told him that he was to someday be the king of the Jews, David sparred the king`s life only out of pure kindness. Later David joined the Philistine king of Gath Achish, under whose flag he raided the cities of the nomad that harassed the Jews. All the spoils he gained from those raids he gave to the people of Judah, who, in their gratitude for David's cleansing of their desert harassers, remembered him. They later appointed David king. After 7 and half years of reign over the Jewish, David became king over all Israel. After he secured the kingdom, he wanted to build a temple to God, but the prophet Nathan told him he could not build the temple because he was a warrior and had shed blood. His son later built the temple of God in his father’s favor. Who made the Star of David? Its origin. Through the Jewish people's long and often difficult history, we have come to the realization that our only hope is to place our trust in God. The six points of the Star of David symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions: north, south, east, west, up and down.Originally, the Hebrew name Magen David ― literally "Shield of David" ― poetically referred to God. It acknowledges that our military hero, King David, did not win by his own might, but by the support of the Almighty. This is also alluded to in the third blessing after the Haftorah reading on Shabbat: "Blessed are you God, Shield of David." Why is it called the Star of David? It has been translated from Hebrew to “shield of David.” Its shape resembles that of a star. What did it symbolize for the Jews and what did it symbolize for the Nazis during the holocaust? To many Jews during the holocaust the Star of David was a sign of death and hate during the holocaust. To the Nazis the star symbolized an animal, a Jew. Anyone who wore the star was considered less superior.
Why did they Jews have to wear it on their clothes? During the holocaust the Jewish symbol was used to identify the population of Jewish society. The government’s plan was Forcing Jews to wear badges, and then confining all who wore them to ghettos, was a tactic aimed at isolating the Jews from the rest of the population. It enabled the German government to identify, concentrate, deprive, starve, and ultimately murder the Jews of Europe. How did they feel about the symbol and wearing it? The Star of David was a sad symbol of the Holocaust, when the Nazis forced Jews to wear an identifying yellow star. Actually, Jews were forced to wear special badges during the Middle Ages,