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I belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Would it be appropriate for our congregation to display a cross surrounded by the Star of David? What does this mean?

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    I don't see any reason to suspect Judaism has attached a fixed meaning to such a configuration. – Double AA Feb 20 '17 at 0:37
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    Some Jews might perceive it as an offensive appropriation of their cultural symbol. – mevaqesh Feb 20 '17 at 0:52
  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya. You may be interested in the 12 other questions about the star-of-david, and the 70-odd questions tagged symbols-symbology. See also judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22915/5323 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13266/5323. – MTL Feb 20 '17 at 1:42
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    JMJ, welcome to Mi Yodeya. The question that sabbahillel linked to asks about an individual wearing a necklace with this symbol, while you're asking about a congregation displaying it. While those situations are a little different, the answers are likely to be the same. If you agree that they are, you can mark your question as a duplicate. If you don't think it's a duplicate, you can edit your question to more clearly say why. Thanks. – Monica Cellio Feb 20 '17 at 3:00
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    What does it mean? Really, what message is the church hoping to convey? – 3178 Feb 20 '17 at 5:18