Posts Tagged ‘ evil eye ’

The 3 Most Important Jewish Words

October 31, 2013
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evil-eye

If you’ve never heard the Yiddish/Hebrew phrase, “kein ayin hara,” get ready to meet your new favorite saying.  Literally, these words translate as “no evil eye.” Together, they function as a Jewish “knock on wood.” The origin of the phrase is the superstition that talking about one’s good fortune attracts the attention of…

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Hand of God

April 29, 2011
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hand of god

People sometimes talk about being “touched by God,” and the hamsa takes this metaphor to a different…

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