I loved talking with your kids about the meaning of shehecheyanu!
The heart of the word is chai, life. The chet and yud that spell chai are the 8th and 10th letter…so they add up to 18, signifying life! Your children made the best lists of what they celebrate in life. I hope you can ask them about these things around the Thanksgiving table. Definitely toast to l’chaim!
Reminder: join us for our first ShabbatHere service Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-10:00 at my home in Highland Park. Email me if you can come! See: http://coherechicago.com/events/
Please sign up for your December sessions at: https://cohereschedule.as.me/.
Rabbi Ari Moffic