Doves and Star of David Olive Wood MagnetThe magnet is made of Olive Wood and engraved with two doves, Star of David and "Shalom" written in English and Hebrew.
Olive Wood is a beautiful material that is mentioned time and again in the Bible. Out of great Biblical reverence, olive trees in are not permitted to be cut down. All items are made from pruned branches which keeps the trees healthy.
In Judaism and Christianity an olive branch is generally a sign for peace. Genesis describes how a dove was released by Noah after the Great Flood in order to find land. The dove came back carrying an olive branch in its beak, telling Noah that the Great Flood had receded and there was land once again forMan.
According to tradition, the Star of David was engraved on the shield of King David. Appropriated as a symbol of the Jewish people within the last two hundred years, today the Star of David appears in the center of the flag of Israel and is the most widely recognized symbol of modern Judaism.
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) is a Hebrew word meaning peace, completeness, and welfare and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.
Dimensions: 3.8 x 5.7 cm