Author: Yossi Belz

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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Menorah

The Menorah is one of the oldest Jewish symbols. The Menorah is a seven-branched candelabrum that was lit in the Temple by the priests every evening. The description of the Menorah can be found in the book of Exodus, 25:31-40....

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Sounding of the Shofar or Trumpet?

Arthur L. Finkle If we believe archeological findings, the frieze on the Arch of Titus in Rome, depicts the captured hatzotzerot (trumpets) from the Jewish Second Temple being borne in triumph among the other sacred objects....

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