No doubt, some of you like those who keep up with Jewish Israel know the place.
It was only once she got back to her hotel she noticed something unusual and asked around:
Her tour guide, who obviously knows Hebrew, told her that the blessing on it wasn't the right one:
This is a Messianic Christian faux Tallit.
These are "Christians" who refer to themselves as "messianic Jews". They use Jewish rituals and traditions to dress up their belief in Jesus. By feigning Judaism, messianic Christians hope to blur the lines and break down the theological wall between Judaism and Christianity so that there will be one religion under jesus.
It’s important to let your readership know that the fish/menorah/star of David symbol (see attached) is a messianic Christian symbol. The fish symbol, like the cross, is a Christian icon. Many Jews are unaware of this and mistakenly purchase these items in "Judaica" stores - thinking it is a "good eye" or "fertility sign". Wearing or hanging this icon in one's home would be the equivalent to displaying a Christian cross.
Yes, there are many of this sect/religion in Israel and they try to pass as Jews to trick and proselytize Jews. One must be very careful. It can be confusing, because they frequently dress like Torah observant Jews. I once even found myself giving a tour to a group of them at Tel Shiloh. I was totally confused by the Tel's description of "Christian Zionists" and the very Jewish dress of the participants until I realized the truth about them.