Ararat is the same day Yeshua was resurrected. Canadian rapper Drake, himself Jewish,[7] wore a Chai necklace on the cover of Vibe magazine in 2010.[8]. 3-2: How did Eve have the potential to sin BEFORE eating the fruit of the tree? In the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, which was held in Germany four decades after Shoah, Israel was represented with the song "Chai", performed by Ofra Haza, which includes the line Am Yisra'el chai. [2], The Chai symbol can be worn by Jews as a medallion around the neck, similarly to other Jewish symbols, such as the Star of David and the Hamsa. or fill the appetite of the young lions” (Job 38:39). ("The people of Israel is alive!")[5]. 2-3: Why does an all-powerful God have to rest? Deuteronomy 30:15 רְאֵה נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ הַיּוֹם, אֶת-הַחַיִּים וְאֶת-הַטּוֹב, וְאֶת-הַמָּוֶת, וְאֶת-הָרָע. breathed=naphach. Here's a list of translations. Chai (Hebrew: חַי‎ "living" ḥay) figures prominently in modern Jewish culture; the Hebrew letters of the word are often used as a visual symbol. The word “appetite” in this verse is the translator’s translation of the word hhai. On a spiritual (and historical) level, chai stands for being alive in front of God as opposed to being (spiritually) dead. With people still dying around them, the survivors sang what would become the Israeli national anthem, "Hatikvah". 1-6: God achieves His purposes through separation, NOT unity! 9-2: The First Covenant Between God And Man, 9-1: The beginning of the 7 Noachide Laws. This was their primary goal in “life”. 10-1: Who are the descendants of Japheth? An “appetite” is again an abstract word and was probably chosen for the translation as it best fits with the idea of “life”. “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and BREATHED into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE; and man became a LIVING SOUL.”-Genesis 2:7. The following passage (quoted from the KJV) can help us unravel this mystery. The usual modern pronunciation of this word is [χai̯], while a transcription of the Biblical and Mishnaic pronunciation would have likely been [ħai̯] (with a pharyngeal consonant). Several Jewish radio stations have the word in their names, including Kol Chai (Israel), Radio Jai (Argentina), and ChaiFM (South Africa). רְאֵה נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ הַיּוֹם, אֶת-הַחַיִּים וְאֶת-הַטּוֹב, וְאֶת-הַמָּוֶת, וְאֶת-הָרָע. Hebrew Translation. Now when we come to the word חי (hhai) we understand the abstract concept behind the word as awareness, existence, etc. There is nary an ancient Jewish commentator who does not comment on that verse. If food and water were in plenty, life was good, if it was not, life was very bad. 1-3: How the word "ELOHIM" expresses God's plural nature and His majesty, 1-2: How God logically organized His creation, 1-1: God created the universe BEFORE Day One. 7-1: The Distinction Between "Clean" And "Unclean" Animals In Noah's Time, 6-7: The story of Noah establishes "8" as the number of redemption, 6-6: The Hebrew word for "ark" only appears twice in the Scriptures, 6-4: The story of Noah teaches us that salvation is a COOPERATIVE EFFORT with God, 6-3: Recent Scientific Discoveries Point To The Dimension Of Heaven, 6-2: God NEVER Blames Satan For The Evil On Earth. but what was the concrete background to the word. 9-4: In The Bible, A Person's Name Reflects One's Nature. But, this same word also represents the abstract idea of “emotion” as the ancient Hebrews understood the “heart” as the seat of emotion (much like we see thinking being associated with the brain). https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chai_(symbol)&oldid=974295824, Articles with Hebrew-language sources (he), Articles with unsourced statements from March 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 August 2020, at 05:26. "Elvis' Jewish Heritage", Elvis Presley News, 2007. But, if we instead replace appetite with “stomach”, a more concrete Hebraic concept, we find that the verse makes much more sense. [3] The Jewish commentaries give an especially long treatment to certain verses in the Torah with the word as their central theme. 2-1: How do we know the Biblical Sabbath is a Saturday? [2] According to 16th century Greek rabbi Shlomo Hacohen Soloniki, in his commentary on the Zohar, Chai as a symbol has its linkage in the Kabbalah texts to God's attribute of 'Ratzon', or motivation, will, muse. Your email address will not be published. 2-20: The Hebrew word for "life" shows that evolution is wrong! Just as the heart is the seat of emotion, the stomach is, according to Hebrew thought, the seat of life. 3-1: The serpent in the garden was satan's attempt to counterfeit life. Retrieved February 10, 2008. 9-6: Comparing The Pre-flood Adam To The Post-flood Noah. If we think about this we can easily understand why. KADOSH Does NOT Really Mean 'Holy'! The Hebrew word חי (hhai) is pronounced like the English greeting “Hi” but the “H” is pronounced hard like the “ ch “ in the name “Bach.” The word hhai is usually translated as “life” in the English Translations. The Hebrew word חי (hhai) is pronounced like the English greeting “Hi” but the “H” is pronounced hard like the “ch“ in the name “Bach.” The word hhai is usually translated as “life” in the English Translations. This is derived from Tenach, Deuteronomy 30:19-20 where (the) heaven(s) and the earth are depicted as a witness for the fact that there is life and death, blessing and curse and that you (therefore) should choose Life (God), in order to live. 8-3: The Significance Of The Raven And Dove That Noah Sent Out, L25-22: The three Hebrew words all used to refer to ‘KINSMAN’ in the Scriptures. 7-4: The Scriptural significance of the number 40, 7-3: God Does NOT Destroy The Wicked With The Innocent. 6-1: Who were the "Sons of God" and their offspring the Nephilim? The usual modern pronunciation of this word is [χai̯], while a transcription of the Biblical and Mishnaic pronunciation would have likely been [ħai̯] (with a pharyngeal consonant). rather than the usual multiples of 25. (עַם יִשְרָאֵל חַי‎, "The people of Israel lives!").