Description Chai is a Hebrew word and symbol that means "life". The whole Ana BeKoach prayer is engraved in Hebrew on the pendant. Ana Bekoach prayer connects our soul to the forces of creation, purifying our physical and spiritual life for the creation of miracles. For Protection, Healing, and Balancing. Made from 925 Sterling Silver. The silver is actual silver, not bonded or plated. Handcrafted in Israel. Size 3.9x3.3cm/1.5x1.25inch Condition: new Judaism is a religion that emphasizes the importance of life. Jews are encouraged to be good, ethical people and enjoy the time they are given on Earth. A common Jewish toast is "l'chaim!," which means, "to life!." It is said at celebrations in anticipation of all the good things to come. Because it means "life," the Chai is consequently a symbol that captures an important aspect of Judaism. According to the gematria, which is a mystical tradition that assigns a numerological value to Hebrew letters, the letters Het and Yud add up to the number 18. The Het has a value of 8 and the yud has a value of 10. As a result, 18 is a popular number that represents good luck. At weddings, bar mitzvahs and other events Jews often give gifts of money in multiples of 18, symbolically giving the recipient the gift of "life" or luck. ANA BEKOACH Ana becho'ach, g'dulat yemincha,tatir tz'rura Kabel rinat amcha sagveinu,tahareinu nora Na gibor dorshei yichudcha, k'vavat shamrem Barchem taharem, rachamei tzidkatcha Tamid gamlem, chasin kadosh Berov tuvcha, nahel adatecha Yachid ge'eh le'amcha p'neh, zochrei k'dushatecha Shavateinu kabel ushma tza'akateinu, yode'a ta'alumot WE BEG THEE We beg thee with the strength and greatness of thy right arm-Untangle our knotted fate. Accept your people's song, elevate and purify us Please, heroic one, those who pursue your uniqueness-guard them as the pupil of an eye. Bless them, purify them, pity them, may your righteousness always reward them. Powerful and Holy One, in goodness lead your flock. Unique and proud one, to your people turn,who remember your holiness. Accept our cries, and hear our screams, oh knower of mysteries.