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Index: El Aleph, La lotería en Babilonia

Fishburn and Hughes: The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, with a numerical value of one. THe Aleph: though silent and used mainly to indicate vowel punctuation, the aleph in Cabbalistic belief is considered the foremost Hebrew letter, a symbol of all the other letters and thus, by extension, of the universe itself. One of the many interpretations of the Aleph is that its symmetrical shape symbolises the concept that everything in the lower world is a reflection of its archetypal form in the world above. In mathematics it indicates a higher power of infinity than integer numbers or numbers that are on a straight line. This allows for the concept of a plurality of alephs, or infinities. See Cabbala, Mengenlehre. The Lottery in Babylon; The Aleph