"(5) portrays the five directions of this world, for there is a spiritual dimension in addition to the four directions of physical expanse. The fifth dimension is the spiritual core of existence; it focuses the four diverse sides into a single entity, by infusing the world with purpose. Hence the fifth dimension is the intangible spiritual element to life."
* 4 is considered the number of exile and 5 is the number of redemption.
* 5 is the number of books in the Torah of Moses. The 4 books of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy are unified by the fifth and central book of the Torah- Leviticus. It is through the Torah that the universal rectification occurs.
* The soul has 5 components- Nefesh (living/animal soul), Ruach (intellectual soul); Neshama (Divine Spark); Chayah (Life force) and Yechida (Oneness).
The Hamsa also has a central eye located in its palm. The eye is indicative of Objective reality that exists within the completion and unity of the 5.
The Hamsa is commonly used as a lucky charm, decoration or as jewelry. The reality of the Hamsa is much greater than the superstitious misuse of it. It is a universal symbol of spiritual knowledge and wisdom.