Thursday, December 1, 2011

The red bendle


"Question: Is there a source for tying a red string on a child, carriage and so on because of the evil eye?

"Answer: That was the universal practice; they were careful to tie a red string on a carriage and crib of a child because of the evil eye. All of these are the practices of elderly women, regarding which the Rashba wrote that we should not mock their words and practices, for they are certainly founded in the sacred mountains, even if we do not know the reasons."

(Rav Moshe Stern, Beer Moshe 8:36)

Have a great day,

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