Is there any Jewish tradition of crossing oneself as in the Christian 'sign of the cross' hand gesture?
I'm aware of a crossover between Jewish tradition and other mystical traditions which involves this, called the "Kabbalistic Cross". That seems to be of medieval Hermetic origin, and in my reading of history it seems like sometimes wires get crossed in mysticism between Jewish, Greco-Egyptian/Hermetic, and other syncretic ideas. I wonder if there is some Jewish basis for this though as I recall seeing a Jewish mystic in Israel performing that sign and was surprised, but I did not confirm or pursue it further at the time.
I could see some basis for this in Kabbalah as that purely Jewish tradition has historically recognized the 4 elements. Related, the "Kabbalistic Cross" (whether a mystical Jewish or Hermetic practice) can be understood as corresponding with 4 important points of the Hebrew Tree of Life. It includes the prayer "Atah, Malkuth, Ve Geburah, Ve Gedulah, Le Olam Amen" while performing hand gestures similar to the sign of the cross. The words and hand gestures pointing to different parts of the body correspond with different parts of the Hebrew Tree of Life (Atah = Keter; Malkuth = Malkuth; ve Geburah = Geburah; ve Gedulah = Chesed; Le Olam Amen) and the related 4/5 classical elements that are expressed in the Tree of Life. I bring that up to note some Hebrew connection to a 'sign of the cross'-like exercise, but on the other hand, the words in that particular prayer are the last lines of The Lord's Prayer which is of Christian origin. Again this may just be an example of "wires get crossed in mysticism between Jewish, Greco-Egyptian/Hermetic, and other syncretic ideas", though if that particular prayer (the Lord's Prayer) was taught by Jesus, a Jew, to his disciples, maybe to Jesus this was considered a prayer for Jewish context.
Is there any basis for hand gesturing in a cross (raising a hand over head then touching one's forehead, chest, one shoulder then the other) in Jewish mystical tradition?