Posts Tagged ‘ superstition ’

The 3 Most Important Jewish Words

October 31, 2013

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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Fangs, Pale Skin, & a Star of David

June 20, 2011

Today, we think of vampires as tall, pale creatures with an unquenchable thirst and a marble beauty…

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