Above and Beyond Time

by Chossid February. 03, 2009 5349 views

Two of my granddaughters, non-identical twins actually, standing on a clock in the Jewish Children's Museum. The “hands” are shadows. The “numbers” are Hebrew letters. In Hebrew, each letter has a numerical value. There is an entire system of assigning numerical values to words or phrases, in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other, or bear some relation to the number itself as it may apply to a person's age, the calendar year, or the like. It is largely used in Jewish texts, in particular those associated with (authentic) Kabbalah.The best-known example of Gematria is the Hebrew word Chai (“life”), which is composed of two letters which add up to 18. This has made 18 a kind of a “lucky number” among Jews, and gifts and charitable donations in multiples of 18 are very common amongst Jews.

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Paolo Martini 8 years, 1 month ago

Great Post my dear !

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Eiram Marie 8 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting post, Leah!

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 2 months ago

Real cool shot !!!

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Kambiz Rahmani 11 years, 3 months ago

good shot

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Mar 11 years, 3 months ago

Good shot.
Like #2 the most. Think because it makes it a bit mysterious?

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 11 years, 4 months ago

What a sublime moment!

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Hanna Westesson 11 years, 4 months ago

Very good! I like the effect of the second picture.

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Chris 11 years, 4 months ago

Cool angle!

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Eric J H Joyce 11 years, 4 months ago

Cool shot.

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