Should we be worried about the various curses of the chachamim of the gemara? Does this effect practil halacha in any way? For example, one who bows toward a rainbow, one who prays mincha close to sunset or one who renegs on a deal. All recieve a curse.

  • Can you elaborate?
    – shmosel
    Sep 28, 2023 at 1:07
  • Please provide examples of curses. If you mean the sharp lines, see Chavos Yair 152, printed in the back of Seffer Chafetz Chaim.
    – user6591
    Sep 28, 2023 at 1:09
  • @user6591 for those that don’t have access or can’t read Hebrew so well, care to summarize? Sep 28, 2023 at 2:21

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Yes though it might depend.

For example buying and selling items there is a curse of "mi she'parah" that if one side (usually the seller) backs out of the sale after it has been confirmed (ie: money transferred), they are subject to a curse. Perhaps it needs a Court to make it take effect, or perhaps Hashem will enforce it anyway. I suppose that might depend on your outlook.

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