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Can I still wear my Star of David?

Thank you for your sensitivity in asking this question. As pointed out in comments, you are actually Jewish (whether you follow Judaism or not). But as you say in your question, you've been raised ...
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Can I still wear my Star of David?

The only thing that would be offensive is if you posed as accepting the Jewish faith and then went around telling everyone that they have to believe in Jesus.
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Bat mitzvah gift from non-Jew

A star of David necklace is not a ritual object (just pretty jewelry), and I've never seen anybody take offense at one being given by a non-Jew. This is, in fact, one of the safest Jewish items you ...
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Why the Dohany Street Sinagogue (Budapest) is decorated with eight-pointed stars?

The synagogue was designed by Ludwig Förster in the Moorish Revival style. So was, around the same time, the Leopoldstädter Tempel, which also has eight-cornered stars. The Yenidze factory, designed ...
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Wearing the star of David and wanting to learn more about Judaism

Wearing the Star of David, if you are not Jewish, is not considered rude or disrespectful. Although it is certainly confusing to others because it identifies you as a Jew, the same way that wearing a ...
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Why the Dohany Street Sinagogue (Budapest) is decorated with eight-pointed stars?

The eight pointed star, Rub el Hizb is a symbol of Islam and was used as part of the Moorish Revival architecture. This style of architecture was included in many synagogues in Europe and the United ...
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Star of david with cross in middle? Okay to have (tattoo Question)

I would find it offensive. First of all, because tattoos are forbidden in Judaism and so putting a Star of David on a tattoo seems ironic at best. Additionally, I dislike having crosses and Stars of ...
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Star of David necklace

No one should be offended by you choosing to wear a necklace. It's hard to say who will be offended by what as t here is always some fool that's looking to be offended by something. That being said ...
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Is it wrong to wear a necklace of a magen david?

Rav Ari Enkin describes From the days of the Arizal, people had the custom of making and wearing amulets with a Magen David. It was recommended that pregnant women wear a Magen David as a ...
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