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HAM SA by M AY-BELL BAREKET TheHamsa Thenamehams ac omesf r om t hewor df i v ei nAr abi c .I ti sadec or at i onc har mi nt hes hapeofahand t hati spopul art hr oughoutt heMi ddl eEas tandNor t hAf r i c a.AHams ai sc ommonl yus edbypeopl eof t heI s l ami candJ ewi s hf ai t hs ,andi ti shungi nhous esoronnec k l ac esandk ey c hai ns .I ts y mbol i z es hope,peac eandpr os per i t y . Symbol sof t enf oundwi t ht heHamsa:TheEye,TheFi sh,TheEagl e&TheDove Thef earoft heev i l ey ehasbeenongoi ngs i nc epr ehi s t or i ct i mes .I tr epr es ent st hef earoft hos edes t r uc t i v eener gi est hatar i s esf r om negat i v eemot i ons ,l i k ej eal ous yhat r edandenv y .Des i r ef orpr ot ec t i onagai ns tt hes enegat i v eemot i onsi sauni v er s al i mpul s eandt hepal m oft heHams ahandi sc ommonl yc ov er edwi t haney e.Thi ss y mbol i st houghtt owar dof f" t heev i l ey e"andof f erpr ot ec t i onf r om t hehandofGod. Fi s har et houghtt obei mmunet ot heev i l ey eandar eal s os y mbol sofgoodf or t une.Thef i s har emy s t er i ousandi nt r i gui ngs i nc et heyl i v ei nt hedept hsoft hes ea.Theyar eas s oc i at edwi t hf er t i l i t yduet o t hef ac tt hatt heyl ayal otofeggs .I nt heT al mudi ti ss ai dt hatf i s har er es i s t antf r om t heev i l ey ebec aus et heyar eundert hewat er ,andt hi smak est hef i s hanef f ec t i v eamul et . I nbot hgener al andJ ewi s hf ol k ar tt heeagl eof t enappear sass y mbol i coft hedi v i nepower sofdel i v er anc eandwat c hf ul pr ot ec t i on.I nt heBi bl e,aneagl eof t enappear sasanal l egor yofdi v i nepr ot ec t i on orasas y mbol ofhei ghtands ec ur i t y .I nanc i ents y nagogues ,engr av i ngsofeagl eswer ef oundov er t hedoor pos t satt heent r anc e. Dov es ,us ual l ywhi t ei nc ol or ,ar eus edi nav ar i et yofs et t i ngsass y mbol sofl ov e,peac eorasmes s enger s .Dov esappeari nt hes y mbol ogyofJ udai s m,Chr i s t i ani t yandPagani s m.Bec aus et heyt end t ones ti nar east hathumansc anwat c h,peopl epi c k edupqui c k l yont hei deat hatdov eswer ededi c at ed,honor abl eandpeac ef ul . SymbolofPeace I nt hewak eoft her enewedi nt er es ti nMi z r ahi f ol k l or eandc us t omsi nI s r ael ,us eoft he hams ahasbec omemor et r endy .I thasbeendes c r i bedas" ani c onofI s r ael i nes sand s ec ul ar i t y " .I ns t eadofbei ngonl yat al i s mant hati st houghtt ohav epr ot ec t i v equal i t i es ,i t bec omesages t ur eofhopef orpeac e. I nt hi sser i esoft heHamsa’ sIhavet r i edt ocombi nemyl oveoff r eel yexpl or i ng shapes,f acesandsymbol si nmyownper sonaldecor at i vest yl eandr ei nt er pr et at i onoft heHamsa. Al lt hei l l ust r at i onsar edr awnwi t hi ndi ani nksonpaper .

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