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Post  Wed, Jun 12 2019, 10:59 pm
The sum of VIXI - I have lived - is 17, one less than 18, the gematria for chai (life).

Ancient Roman wrote VIXI on gravestones and for this reason considered 17 to be an unlucky number. Meanwhile 18 is the luckiest number in Judaism.

I find this fascinating.
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Post  Thu, Jun 13 2019, 12:30 am
Me too. Don't know why but it's cool. Did you work it out yourself?
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Post  Thu, Jun 13 2019, 12:33 am
MitzadSheini wrote:
Me too. Don't know why but it's cool. Did you work it out yourself?


There was a question about it on Russian Jeopardy. I was like, wow, amazing!
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Post  Thu, Jun 13 2019, 12:37 am
Another thing - the connection between the word "chai" and "ki" meaning life force in eastern religions. I'm guessing came from Avraham's six sons w Ketura who went East with much knowledge about the spiritual world.
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Post  Thu, Jun 13 2019, 7:25 am
Thanks for the random cool info!
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