The letter looks similar to how lightning is commonly drawn.
Memory aid words to help you remember
When paired with a Sh'va vowel, this letter makes
a "L" sound
Hebrew words that begin with
Lev (Heart) Luchot (Tablets) Lulav
A story about
Lamed is so lucky! Lamed was there when the 10 commandments / Torah was given on Mount Sinai (All of our souls were there too!) Lamed was also right in the middle of the action as Lamed is the middle letter of the Alef Bet. But what Lamed remembers the most was the awesome lightning that occurred when the Torah was given, because Lamed looks similar to lightning. When the Torah was given Lamed’s Lev (heart) was so inspired that it froze / stopped for moment wanting to reach up to Hashem. Lamed has a wonderful Lev that it uses to help anyone in need. Last Sukkot when Lamed was buying a Lulav, it noticed a poor man standing outside with no money to purchase his own Lulav. Lamed purchased 2 Lulav’s and gave one to the man outside who was so thankful.