What Is the Mystical Significance of the Star of David?

By The Light of Kaballa

The Zohar (3:73a) states, “There are three knots connecting [three entities] one to another: the Holy One, blessed be He; Torah; and Israel.” The soul connects to its Creator through the study and observance of Torah. The triangle represents the connection between these three entities.

The essence of the soul connects with Hashem's essence through the study of the teachings of Kabbalah
These three entities are each comprised of a pnimiyut (inner dimension) and a chitzoniyut (external dimension). The Torah is comprised of both exoteric teachings (the Talmud, Jewish law, etc.) as well as esoteric teachings (the Kabbalah). Hashem's “revealed” energy permeates and provides existence to all worlds, but His essence is completely hidden, transcending all of creation. Similarly, the soul (which is a reflection of Hashem) has a revealed element, that level that expresses itself within and vivifies the body, as well as an essence that transcends the body.

The double triangle of the Star of David (Magen David) symbolizes the connection of both dimensions of Hashem, Torah and Israel: the external level of the soul connects to the external expression of Hashem via studying the exoteric parts of Torah; the essence of the soul connects with Hashem's essence through the study and application of the teachings of Kabbalah.

Rav DovBer Pinson

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