Hebrew Art - The Judaica Art of Adam Rhine

Illuminated Letter Chet
Hebrew Illuminated Letter
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper

"Gracious and merciful is Hashem, slow to anger, and great in bestowing kindness." (Psalm 145:8)

The letter "chet" is the eighth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and is the first letter of the word for the concept of kindness: "chessed." Chet combined with the letter yud compose the word "Chai" or "Life." G-d, as represented by the yud, uses His kindness, represented by the chet, is the blessing of life, the greatest gift we can ever receive.

Chet's numerical value is eight, added to yud (ten) equals eighteen, a multiple often used when giving charity, or "life", to those in need.

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