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Jewish Word Spelling Guide

abbr.= abbreviated esp.= especially Heb.= Hebrew
lit.= literally n= noun pl.= plural
pron.= pronounced usu.= usually v= verb
Yid.= Yiddish Common Hebrew Phrases

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This Hebrew letters, commonly seen on necklaces and other jewelry and ornaments, is simply the Hebrew word Chai (living), with the two Hebrew letters Cheit and Yod attached to each other. Some say it refers to the Living G-d; others say it simply reflects Judaism's focus on the importance of life. Whatever the reason, the concept of chai is important in Jewish culture. The typical Jewish toast is l'chayim (to life). Gifts to charity are routinely given in multiples of 18 (the numeric value of the word Chai).

Elvis -- His mother also claimed a Jewish heritage since her grandmother was Jewish, something Elvis was aware of since he was a young child. Because of this, Elvis had a star of David placed on her tombstone. He also wore a necklace with a "chai" symbol on it and gave often to Jewish charities in the Memphis area.

As a teenager, he received a scholarship to day camp from the Jewish community. His upstairs neighbors at 462 Alabama Ave., Rabbi Alfred and Jeannette Fruchter.

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