This very pretty pendant is made of Sterling Silver and CHAI is written in the middle. Size of the pendant is 1/2 inch and comes with 18" sterling silver chain.
On request, you can have it in 16" or 20" inch chain as well. Just mention requested size when ordering.
Gematria or Jewish numerology, is one of the haggadic hermeneutical rules for interpreting the Torah by which a word or phrase is explained on the basis of numerical equivalents. According to the kabbalists, Jewish mystics, the essense of a thing is in its name since the world was created through speech.
In Hebrew every letter, word and phrase equals a number. CHAI or HAY chai equals the number 18. The Hebrew spelling is het and yod, with the numerical value of eight and ten. Often Jewish people give gifts and charitable donations in increments of eighteen.
CHAI MEANS LIFE!
Chai is best known in the blessing Le Chai'im! meaning - To Life!
The Hamsa Hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular amulet for magical protection from the evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand. Referred also as hand of Fatima and hand of Miriam. For centuries the Hamsa has been used as a symbol of Good luck and shields its owner from the curse of the evil eye. The Hamsa's positive energy draws happiness, riches and health.