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Tet: The Ninth Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet

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by Raskin, Rabbi Aaron L.

“The design of the tes is like a pot, a vessel with an inverted rim, representing hidden or inverted good.

 

Another interpreta­tion of the tes is that it represents a man bending his head to G‑d in prayer and thanks.

 

How are the two connected? We just explained the letter ches as representing the concept of mar­riage. After the union between husband and wife, then, G‑d willing, there’s a conception. The tes represents the hidden good that resides within the womb (the vessel) of the mother.

 

This hidden good is actualized through a person’s prayers to G‑d, asking Him for a healthy child.”