18 Things About Us
In Hebrew, each letter has a numerical value. The number 10 is the letter Yud. The number 8 is the letter Het. Het-Yud spells the word Chai (חי), meaning 18, and is usually pronounced like the English word “hi” or “high,” which is a word and symbol that means “life.” In fact, a common Jewish toast is “l’chaim!,” which means, “to life!” is often said at celebrations in anticipation of all the good things to come. The number chai, or 18, also symbolizes luck.