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Yeladim

by Abby Gilad

Posted on Oct. 28, 2004 at 8:00 pm

In Parshat Vayera, God does a math trick with names: He takes the letter yud (h)out of sarai's name. Then he divides it equally. Look at the chart below to discover how much the letter yud is worth in gematria. Now, what two letters does God come up with and where does he put them? (clue: Avram and Sarai's names are transformed.)
Avram.....hra
Sarah.....ovrct
Avraham...vra
Sarai.....orct
Here comes Halloween.
Do we, as Jews, celebrate this holiday or not ?
Well, it's based on a pagan holiday. But even some Jewish holidays are based on pagan agricultural festivals.

Some Jews don't celebrate it, but others believe Halloween has become an American Holiday and we can just have fun!
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