Posts Tagged ‘ superstition ’

When Jewish Palm Readers Rubbed Elbows With Pushcart Peddlers

December 28, 2015
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When Jewish Palm Readers Rubbed Elbows with Pushcart Peddlers

If you peel back the layers of wallpaper in any older New York City apartment, you’re bound to find something intriguing—even if it’s only more ugly wallpaper. A decade ago, though, renovations at 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side led to something more mysterious—an advertisement for a “palmist…

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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…

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Fangs, Pale Skin, & a Star of David

June 20, 2011
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vampires

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

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