What does the Mi Yodeya tree pictured on this site's banner represent? Is there any Jewish symbolism involved?

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The logo is inspired by Tree of Life. Its branches subtly form the Star of David. The main branch and the "o" in "Yodeya" make up a question mark to reflect the Q&A nature of our site. The tittle in "Mi" is a falling leaf, which further bonds the logo mark and the logo type. The Hebrew letters of Mi Yodeya are embedded in the tree as hanging fruits.

  • Is the tree of life a jewish symbol? Does that refer to the eitz hadaat?
    – Shababnik
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 4:46
  • That’s the most common translation, yes.
    – Shmuel
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 4:54
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    @Shababnik I think Shmuel misread, eitz hachaim is the tree of life, not eitz hadaat.
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 9:31
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    The reference is to Proverbs 3:18 sefaria.org/Proverbs.3.18?lang=bi עֵץ־חַיִּ֣ים הִ֭יא לַמַּחֲזִיקִ֣ים בָּ֑הּ וְֽתֹמְכֶ֥יהָ מְאֻשָּֽׁר, that wisdom (presumably Torah wisdom) is "a tree of life." Hence a gazillion synagogues and yeshivas named Etz Chayim or "Tree of Life."
    – Shalom
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 9:41
  • @RabbiKaii yes, my apologies that is what I meant
    – Shmuel
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 11:41

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