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I saw in Igros Kodesh 11, page 73 mentioned in the Chida in the name of the Yerushalmi that the name Ben Tziyon is a Segula for a long life and good years. What is the reason that this name has such a strength?

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It looks like the Chida's statement is in Shem Hagedolim volume one, in the Kuntres Acharon on Ma'arechet Bet. It appears that Hebrew Books does not have a version with the Kuntres Acharon, although I could just be looking in the wrong places. Here's a link to one of the Sefarim on Hebrewbooks.org (there are several): hebrewbooks.org/30594 – Menachem Jun 21 '12 at 1:11
Thanks to the wikipedia article he.wikipedia.org/wiki/…, I found a much better version here: daat.ac.il/daat/vl/tohen.asp?id=306 . It does have the Kuntres Acharon, but it doesn't give much more information (page 6 of this pdf: daat.ac.il/daat/vl/shemhagdolim/shemhagdolim05.pdf ) – Menachem Jun 21 '12 at 2:25
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The segula that the name "Ben Tzion" is associated with long life is also brought by R' Rachamim Nissim Yitzchok Palagi in Yafeh La-Lev (Chelek Gimmel Y.D. Siman 265 Ois 7). He connects it with two Pesukim in Tehillim:

שיר המעלות הבטחים בה' כהר ציון לא ימוט לעולם ישב - A song of ascents. Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which will not falter but will abide forever. (125:1)

כטל חרמון שירד על הררי ציון כי שם צוה ה' את הברכה חיים עד העולם - As the dew of Hermon which runs down on the mountains of Zion, for there the Lord commanded the blessing, life forever. (133:3)

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