Author: Yossi Belz

Hamsa

Hamsa (Chamsa) is an ancient charm or amulet that has been brought to us by the worlds most ancient civilizations.   Its origin is Middle East and has meaning for both Muslims and Jews.  Its name comes from Semitic and means a...

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Star of David

The Star of David, Jewish Star, or Magen David means Shield of David. It is one of the most popular Jewish symbols that has been in use at least since Babylonian times. As popular knowledge, it is said that the young Israelite...

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Tzitzit

What are Tzitzit? Tzitzit is the Hebrew word for fringes. In the Jewish world, Tzitzit refers to the tassels worn by observant Jews. It is a positive commandment for Jewish males to wear Tzitzit. They are worn under one’s...

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Chai

What does Chai stand for in Judaism? Chai is a Hebrew word meaning living. It is made up of two Hebrew letters, Chet and Yud. In the Hebrew alphabet each letter has a numerical value. Chet has a numerical value of eight and Yud...

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