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Double Letters & Double Portions

Double Letters & Double Portions

Moshe now talks about the laws of inheritance. One special law is that a first-born son receives a double portion – twice the amount the other children receive.

Here’s a fascinating letter-play:

Of all 22 letters of the Aleph-Beis, there are only 3 letters that have a number value double the letter before it:

Beis (2) is double Alef (1)

Chaf (20) is double Yud (10)

Reish (200) is double Koof (100)

Put these three letters together – ב, כ, ר  – and you get Bechor – בכר  – meaning first-born… it’s the first-born-inherits-double law!

Geared for Kids... Great for Adults!

Geared for Kids... Great for Adults!

Did you know learning Torah could be this much fun?
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