Say you boasted about your great job to a friend. The friend gave you ayin harah. Does this ayin harah expire eventually or does it last forever?

  • There are customs that speak of ways to cancel ayin harah, if that is what you mean. – sabbahillel Dec 11 '15 at 14:44
  • It lasts until the person who became jealous does teshuvah and instead becomes happy for his friend's success. This is because an ayin hara` is an idiom for someone having negative thoughts motivated by qinah and himudh toward his fellow. The popular mystical conception is a mis-conception. Kol tuv. – user3342 Dec 11 '15 at 15:50
  • @Maimonist what does himudh mean? – Ani Yodea Dec 11 '15 at 15:51
  • @Maimonist, what do you mean when you say "The popular mystical conception is a mis-conception."? – Ani Yodea Dec 11 '15 at 15:55

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