Wednesday, May 10, 2006 I was asked the following question:
John of Gloucester, Massachusetts asks, "What is the
significance of L'Chaim?"
was my response:
L'Chaim literally means TO LIFE and is used as a way of
wishing someone good fortune and a long life. It is also said when having
a drink of wine or liquor as a well-meaning expression that in drinking the brew
one should live to a ripe old age.
you have questions about a personal matter, or jewish practices
and customs, you can submit them to me by e-mail.
I answer all queries directly, or through this column, when the
question is informative to our community.
you for your kind attention and this opportunity to share with you,
Rabbi Dan S. Wiko
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