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I don't know or care about the Kabbala or red string business. I will also add that Jews absolutely do honorably serve on jury duty in the United States, and believe that because all humans are expected to have systems of justice, it is absolutely allowed -- and required -- to apply whatever judgement (e.g. beyond reasonable doubt) is necessary for that ...


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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner when asked regarding Blei Gisen for an Ayin Hara said that a procedure which is not mentioned in the Mishna, Gemara, Rishonim, Shulchan Aruch, & Achronim should not be done. He quotes this in the name of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky. ש: כדאי להוציא עין הרע על ידי עופרת? ת: המצאה שלא מוזכרת במשנה, בגמרא, בראשונים, בשולחן ערוך ובאחרונים ...


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Rav Aharon Yuda Grossman discusses this practice in his sefer of Su"t "ודרשת וחקרת". He ascribes it to a tradition among the "yekari yerushalim" that is recognized as medically helpful by those who practice it. He therefore permits it (as anything done with medical intent does not have an issue of Darchi Emori). So it would seem that it has no (obvious) ...


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I believe this is addressed in Rabbi J David Bleich's article in Tradition, "Liability for Harm Caused by Metaphysical Forces" The Talmud in Bava Kama has plenty of cases where our courts can't punish someone, but Heaven will demand punishment (e.g. various cases of psychological damage); there's also talk about if you render your friend's wine or cow ...


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Other answers have attempted to demonstrate that there is no source in the Talmud for pouring lead to remove ayin hara. I agree with those answers, that there is no such source. However, this false assertion probably arose via a miscommunication, and a misunderstanding on the part of either the author or editor of the article. What was likely intended was ...


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Rashi on Sanhedrin 100a seems to interpret it to mean that he died: גל של עצמות. שמת, דאדם שמת נעשה גל של עצמות. A mound of bones. that he died, for a person who died becomes a mound of bones The Maharal in Chiddushei Aggadoth on Shabbath 34a interprets it to mean sudden death: ועשה אותו גל עצמות. פירוש [מיתה פתאמית] וזה נקרא גל של עצמות ...


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Yes, a Gentile can give ayin hara, as explained in this article : The Mishna in Avot[3] spells out the three negative traits that Balaam embodied: "Whoever possesses the following three traits is of the disciples of our father Abraham; and whoever possesses the opposite three traits is of the disciples of the wicked Balaam... The disciples of ...


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Rabbi Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal (19th-20th century) uses the expression in משנה שכיר.The expression is also used here in this earlier 19th century work. My playing around with search engines suggests that the expression arose in the latter half of the 19th century.



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