Tag (Hebrew writing)

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3 tagin on the ג‬.

A tag (Hebrew: תג‬, plural tagin, תגין‬) is a decoration drawn over some Hebrew letters in the Jewish scrolls Sefer Torah, Megilat Esther (Scroll of Esther), Tefillin and Mezuzot.

The letters Beth, Daleth, He, Heth, Yud and Quf have one tag (Mnemonic: BeDeQ-KhaYaH). The letters Gimel, Zayin, Tet, Nun, Ayin, Tzadi and Shin have 3 tags (Mnemonic: Sha´ATNeZ-GaTz). In Jewish theology, each tag has special significance and meaning.

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