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# Why is the number 126 lucky to Jewish people?

I was watching Million Dollar Listing, and Jewish people bought a house and kept adding 126 to the price and they said it was for luck. Why?

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In Hebrew, each letter also has a numerical value. There's a system called gematria which looks for patterns/similarities in this. So, for example, the word for "life" in Hebrew is composed of two letters whose numerical value is 18. Hence, things like charitable donations, and, in this case, the purchase price of a house are given in multiples of 18 for good luck.

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• 4 years ago

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• Anonymous
6 years ago

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Why is the number 126 lucky to Jewish people?

I was watching Million Dollar Listing, and Jewish people bought a house and kept adding 126 to the price and they said it was for luck. Why?

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• 5 years ago

7 times 18 (Chai, meaning life) = 126. Why 7? Seven is one of the greatest numbers in Judaism, representing creation, good fortune and blessing.

I too am Jewish.

• 7 years ago

Yeah, I get the 18. But why times 7 and not 6 or 8 or 9?

• Anonymous

Because of Chai. According to the system of gematria, the letters of chai add up to 18 (see "Lamedvavniks" etc.). For this reason, 18 is a lucky number in Judaism, and many Jews give gifts of money in multiples of 18 as a result. 7 x 18 = 126.

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Lv 4
5 years ago

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Blue Foots is right. In Hebrew, each letter also has a numerical value. There's a system called gematria which looks for patterns/similarities in this. So, for example, the word for "life" in Hebrew is composed of two letters whose numerical value is 18. Hence, things like charitable donations, and, in this case, the purchase price of a house are given in multiples of 18 for good luck.

• annice
Lv 4
4 years ago

Good Luck In Hebrew

Psalm 126

A Harvest of JoyA Song of Ascents.

1When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,*

we were like those who dream.

2Then our mouth was filled with laughter,

and our tongue with shouts of joy;

then it was said among the nations,

‘The Lord has done great things for them.’

3The Lord has done great things for us,

and we rejoiced.

4Restore our fortunes, O Lord,

like the watercourses in the Negeb.

5May those who sow in tears

reap with shouts of joy.

6Those who go out weeping,

bearing the seed for sowing,

shall come home with shouts of joy,

carrying their sheaves.

Source(s): The Bible
• Anonymous