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What are the numeric equivalents (gematriah) of the Hebrew letters?
Alef=1Beit=2Gimmel=3Dalet=4Hey=5Vov=6Zayin=7Chet=8Tet=9Yud=10Kof=20Lamed=30Mem=40Nun=50Samech=60Ayin=70Pei=80Tzadik=90Kuf=100Reish=200Shin=300Tav=400Higher...

Can I come up with my own gematriah?
Not unless you’re an authentic Torah sage. The gematriah methodology is easily misused. Every gematriah must have an authoritative Torah source. The...

Why are many things in Judaism done three times?
According to Jewish law, once something is done three times it is considered a permanent thing. This is called a “chazakah.”Let’s say you...

Four sons. Four questions. Four cups. For what?
G-d's name is comprised of four letters Y-H-V-H. This specific name of G-d supplies life and energy to all of creation, and therefore all of...

What are the numeric equivalents of the Hebrew letters?
Alef=1Beit=2Gimmel=3Dalet=4Hey=5Vov=6Zayin=7Chet=8Tet=9Yud=10Kof=20Lamed=30Mem=40Nun=50Samech=60Ayin=70Pei=80Tzadik=90Kuf=100Reish=200Shin=300Tav=400Higher...

Why is number ten significant -- Commandments, men in a minyan, etc.?
The number ten symbolizes perfection. The world was created with ten utterances (Avos 5:1), this is because the Torah, which is the blue print which G-d...

What is the significance of the number 18?
Every letter in the Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value. Aleph is one, Bet is two, Yud is ten, Kuf is one hundred, etc. 1 The numerical equivalent of...

What is gematriah and how does it work?
Rabbi Marcus: Shalom and welcome to Askmoses! seeker: What is gematriah and how does it work? Rabbi Marcus: Gematriah is...

What is special about the number seven?
In Judaism we find the seven-day concept quite often. Think of the seven days of mourning, and the seven day rejoicing period following a wedding. The...

Why are so many people into the number 18 - Chai?
Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Chaim: What is the significance of the number 18?...

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