Thursday, February 19, 2009

Israeli Voters (1973)

Israeli Elections (1973) Dry Bones cartoon - .
Today's Golden Oldie is from 1973.

I started doing Dry Bones on January 1, 1973, which means that the cartoon feature is now celebrating its thirty-sixth year! That's "twice chai".

The number 36 has special significance in Jewish numerology. Hebrew uses the letters of the alphabet to represent both words and numbers. The Hebrew word for life is chai and is spelled with the letters chet and yud. Chet is 8 and yud is 10, thus chai can be read both as the word "life" and the number "18".

"Twice chai" is "36" ...spelled with a lamed and a vav. .

Tradition teaches that the creator will allow the world to continue as long as at any given time there is a minimum of thirty-six good people in the human race.They are called the lamed-vavniks.

So this is a special year for me. It's Dry Bones at thirty-six! "Twice chai".

Congratulate me!

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