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Folk beliefs and customs aren't always k'din ve'halakhah. Bli Aylin hara' is much more common as the Yiddish Kayn a(yn) HO roh. If a childless person sees your two tall sons and says what two wonderful beautiful children, there was a belief that even the unintended bitterness or jealousy could bring on an evil eye which could bring illness or disaster. So ...

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