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"Ches" is the eighth letter in the Hebrew alphabet.Back to AlephBeis Chart
The Letter Ches is the first letter in the word Chaim - life.
It is the middle letter of the word "Echad" - One - as recited in the Shema. When saying the word Echad we bear in mind: "G-d is one in the seven heavens and the earth" - which equals eight.
The eighth day is the day of circumcision.
The eight days of Chanukah.
The numerical equivalent of the letter Ches = 8 (eight).
Listen to the sound of this letter
For additional insights to the Hebrew Alphabet and the mystical aspects associated with these letters visit the : Gal Einai Institute in Jerusalem.