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The meaning of Chai in Hebrew

Chai is a Hebrew word (translated as ”living” or ”life” due to the fact that in Hebrew, the word ”chaya” means ”living things” or ”animal”) which is part of the more modern Jewish culture. The spelling includes the Hebrew letters Het (ח) and Yud (י), resulting in the word “chai” written as follows: Chai (חי) and pronounced as if saying [...]

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The significance of "Ana BeKoach"

”Ana BeKoach” is an important prayer chanted in the Kaballah.The prayer dates back to the first century and is the product of a Kabalistic rabbi – Rabbi Nehonia. The prayer can also be found in the following ways: ”Ana BeCoach” or ”Ana B’Koach” and is composed of seven lines, each line having six words. After taking each first letter of [...]

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The significance of ”Ani ledodo vedodi li”

The phrase ”Ani ledodi vedodi li” means ”I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”. The words originate from the ”Song of Songs” and are believed to be an actual celebration of the bride and groom and the love there is between them. Although it has not been fully established, scholars considered that the groom referred to in [...]

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Hanukkah food

Even though Hanukkah just ended a few days ago, amny people are still left with the traditional food of the holiday. Thus, the present article shall perform a brief presentation of the food eaten throughout this holiday.Apart from the lighting of the menorah, the spinning of the dreidel, reciting prayers and singing songs, and exchanging gelt, [...]

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Hanukkah traditions

Just like in the case of other holidays there are several traditions which are an emblem of Hanukkah. Thus, the most important traditions on Hanukkah are the following: the lighting of the menorah, singing songs on topics related to the holiday, eating fried food, spinning the dreidel in various games and handing out gelt (golden coins). All these might seem [...]

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Hanukkah story

Hanukkah is a very important holiday in the Jewish calendar. However, apart from the lighting of the nine-branch menorah and parts of the story about the oil in the Temple which was supposed to last for just one day and instead lasted for eight days, not many people are aware of the whole story and significance of Hanukkah.But Hanukkah [...]

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Hanukkah gifts

Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights is the time when Jews celebrate the miracle of the oil which was supposed to last for just one day and instead lasted for eight days in the Temple during the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC.Despite the meaning of the holiday, people did not exchange gifts on this [...]

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Kabbalah books

It is a fact that the Kabbalah is not only embraced by Jews but also by people of other religions who, once becoming acquainted with it, would like to transform it into a way of living. However, for the non-initiated ones it is very difficult to find reliable sources which they could use in order to learn more about [...]

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Tree of Life Symbolism

The Tree of Life is an incredibly meaningful Kabbalah symbol. Although it is a Judaic symbol, its origins are a combination of Christian and esoteric elements. The representation is in the form of a diagram with three columns/pillars and has multiple meanings: that of God’s emanations during the Creation, the nature of the divinity which is revealed to the one [...]

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Kabbalah symbols

The Kabbalah has a series of symbols, the understanding of which is essential for all those embracing this new vision of the world. The majority of these symbols is essentially of Judaic nature and each of them can be taken separately and analyzed as such. The following paragraphs shall present in brief the main aspects of the Kabbalah symbols, with [...]

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