The Jewish flag, or Israeli flag, was adopted as the official flag of the state of Israel in 1948. Jewish flags feature a blue hexagram, referred to as the Star of David, between two horizontal blue stripes, against a white field. The Star of David is a Jewish symbol dating to medieval Prague, where it was adapted by Kabbalists from the Arabic Seal of Solomon. The blue stripes represent the tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. In Jewish tradition, the color blue represents God’s glory, purity, and severity. The white of the Israeli flag represents God’s benevolence.