In yeshiva, I saw that the Rabbis had a custom to put (the first) snow on their forehead.
What is the source of this custom?
This was in Jerusalem.
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There is such an idea from the Arizal that if one wants a segulah for a good memory they should place snow on their forhead since the gematria for (שלג(333 is the same number value as the word( שכחה(333. Don't remember such a thing that it has to be first snow.
I just found in the Segulas Yisrael this idea of first snow from the Kanfei Yonah