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Chai

Chai Hai 'n "living" in Hebrew) is a word and symbolic representation that prominantly settles in Jewish culture.  The Chai comprises of Hebrew letters Chet (n) and Yod (').  Since it implies “life,” the Chai is therefore a symbolic representation that captivates a significant facet of Jewish religion. According to the gimatria, which is a mystic custom that allots a numerological measure to Hebraic letters, the alphabetic characters* Het (?) and Yud (?) amount to the numeral eighteen. The Het holds a measure of eight and the yud holds a measure of ten. Hence, eighteen is a favorite numeral that stands for good fortune. The Jews always bear presents of money in multiples of eighteen for weddings, bar mitzvahs as well as other events. It represents giving the gift of life, as does the Chai