Have you ever felt like you were in the need of happiness, luck, health, protection, and good fortune? This necklace can provide these things. My necklace has a pendant of a Hamsa on it; this is a religious symbol that represents goodness, contentment, security, and prosperity. This necklace was given to me by my grandparents. When my grandparents were younger, they traveled the world, one of the places they traveled to was Israel. At this time, they found two beautiful necklaces and decided to buy them. My sister and I have very similar ones. I wear this necklace during the Jewish holidays or whenever I see my grandparents. Furthermore, this pendant is extremely important to me for many different reasons. It helps me to better connect with my religion and my family, people such as my sister and grandparents. I am not a very religious person, but wearing this piece of jewelry helps me to feel as though I am a better follower of Judaism. Also, owning a piece almost identical to my sister helps me to feel closer to her. My grandma always tells me where she got these necklaces. She tells me she got it in Svad, Israel. Moreover, she goes on to explain the short story of how she ended up getting it. During her time in Svad, most stores were closed. Due to this, she went into one of the only stores open in hopes of finding necklaces for all three of her grandchildren; luckily, she was able to find them. Everything my grandparents went through to find this necklace, and all of their time spent in Israel, is what has made this necklace so special to me today.
– Morgan Hirschberger