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Are these Sheimos Hashem?

Someone just showed me an "ayin hara necklace" that has the words "אלד" and "סאל" on the charm and asked me to explain what it means. What are those words? (Some websites ...
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What do the sources say about when women can reveal they're pregnant

I've heard that women are meant to wait until after the first trimester to reveal that they are pregnant. (One rabbi I heard say they should wait even beyond, if possible.) The idea being to avoid ...
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Is there a source to this being an "ayin hara", or something like that?

I remember often hearing this as a child. When other children would use things like wheelchairs or crutches, people would tell them not to, on the basis that it would be an "ayin hara" and ...
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If a person gives 20% of their money to charity, and yet after, still has money to spend. Can he spend it on a big house, nice car ect? (Ayin Hara)

The question I'm asking is on the basis of Ayin Hara, I'm confused a bit, since there is an halachah that a person can't give more then 20% away (debatable don't want to get into that) but there is ...
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What are the sources for עין הרע?

What are the sources for עין הרע? Where does it say practical advice for when you feel you might be effected by עין הרע and you want to take action?
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Should we seek the "Good Eye"?

Traditional sources abound with exhortations to avoid the "evil eye" [Bava Metzia 107b and 85a, Pesachim 50b, Berakhot 55b, Bava Batra 2b and 141a]. The Talmud asserts flatly: "Damage ...
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Who does the evil eye apply to?

In many places in the Sources we are told that the "evil eye" does not apply to the descendants of Joseph. For example, when Rabbi Yoḥanan boasted about his beauty: The Rabbis said to him: ...
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Ayin Hara - The evil eye - Hocus Pocus

There are people that do some sort of procedure with lead that they claim gets rid of Ayin Hara. Is this hocus pocus or true?
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Rue and the evil eye

Pele Yoetz by Rabbi Papo states that the plant ruta/ruda, (pegim in Hebrew) Is mesugel neged ayin hara and witchcraft to whoever carries it. In practice I've heard of mekkubalim carrying this plant ...
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What is the source for not being afraid of ayin hara because Yosef Hatzadik sustained the whole world we are all considered his descendants?

What is the source for not being afraid of ayin hara because we are all considered Yosef Hatzadik's descendants since he sustained the whole world in Mitzrayim (and ayin hara doesnt affect Yosef's ...
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Limitations on two brothers or father and son one after the other, other than torah service?

Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 141:6 rules יכולים לקרות שני אחים זה אחר זה, והבן אחר האב, ואין מניחים אלא בשביל עין הרע It is possible to call up to read the Torah two brothers, one after the ...
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Ayin Hara indifference

If someone does not care about it, does Ayin Hara affect him?
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Is there a source for not counting your money?

I heard that you shouldn't count your money because of the ayin hara (Evil Eye) or something like that. Can anybody bring the source for it?
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How are things such as evil eyes/dark attachments/evil handled in Jewish tradition?

While the topic isn't discussed heavily in modern Judaism (outside of the evil inclination) the idea that there are dark forces which can negatively impact and overwhelm individuals is a very real ...
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Hiding pregnancy during the first 3 months

There is a tradition - or whatever you may call it - not to tell people about your pregnancy early on. First off, is there a Torah basis to it? Or just common sense? (if things go wrong people will ...
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Father and son - Hagbah and Gelilah, Pesicha for two Torahs

The Shulchan Aruch 141:6 writes that from a halachic standpoint a father and son may have aliyos back-to-back, however due to the worry of ayin harah we don't allow it. The Misnah Brurah and Be'er ...
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Aiyn Hara vs. Eiyn Hara [closed]

The expression עין הרע is a case of סמיכות. It seems we often tend to (if not always) pronounce the noun עין with a patach beneath the ע and chirik beneath the י. Shouldn't it be pronounced as eiyn ...
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Is there a source in the gemara for "Blei Gissen" (pouring lead)?

A recent article in the 5 Towns Jewish Times claims Blei gissen, the technique of pouring lead to nullify ayin ha’ra, the poisonous evil eye, has its source in the Gemara ... In his critique of ...
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Whence "בלי עין הרע"?

What is the source, or earliest reference, I guess, of using the phrase, "בלי עין הרע"?
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Is stepping over people an עין הרע [duplicate]

There are people who don't let someone step over them either because of עין הרע or it will stunt their growth. Is there any source behind this claim?
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Does Ayin Harah have an expiration date or does it last forever?

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?
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Evil Eye from one's own wife?

Is it possible that one's own wife creates an "evil eye" or something of the sort, knowingly or unknowingly and ends up causing financial and health trouble? Is there any sort of "contract" couples ...
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Ayin Hara contradiction?

I recently studied לך-לך (Lech Lecha) in the Torah class in school and we read the part that G-d says to Abraham that "anyone who curses you will be cursed, and anyone who blesses you will be blessed"....
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Drawing the line between not judging and not being a fool

I am what you refer to as a gentile but I have an interest and cursory understanding of Kabbalah and the red string precept of pertinence to not judging others. i.e. Evil eye. I've gone to great ...
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What does "made into a pile of bones" mean?

Several places in Chazal we find the expression נתן בו עיניו ועשהו גל של עצמות - someone was looked at and made into a pile of bones (e.g. Sanhedrin 100a, Bava Basra 75a, Brachos 58a, Shabbos 34a). ...
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Can you receive Ayin Hara from a gentile?

There's a concept in Judaism called Ayin Hara (The Evil Eye) - when others see your accomplishments and speak about them you put yourself in danger of receiving divine punishment or strict judgement. ...
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Punishment for damage from an Ayin Hara according to the Zohar and Kabbalah

Ive read that when it comes to din / punishments, one may only be punished for physical actions (including speech / lashon hara) but never because of thoughts and emotions. However, what about the ...
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Ayin hora - evil eye

I have observed a Phenomenon among older Eurpoean Jewry ( i.e. Yiddishe mammes and bubbes) not to display pictures of their children or grandchildren ( eineklach) in open areas for fear of ayin hora. ...
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Using a child's name before the Brit Milah [duplicate]

I avoid telling my baby's name to other people before the Brit Milah or nomination for a girl. Is there a halakhic source for this? Precedence? Or is it just superstition?
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What is the Jewish belief regarding evil spirits? [duplicate]

What do Jews believe about ghosts and evil spirits? It seem to me that the Bible gives clear definition about the fact that they are real. What do Jews believe about this?
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How to remedy a case of possible Ayin Hara?

If someone gave you a bunch of compliments that you suspected might be based on some jealousy, what can you do to ward off any possible Ayin Hara--at the time the compliments were given or afterwards?
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What is "בלי עין הרע"?

After mentioning that someone has been benefited by God in some way — say, with longevity or good looks or wealth — people often add the Hebrew "בלי עין הרע" ("without the evil eye") or ...
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Dedicating a Mitzva to unborn child

Can a Mitzva be done on behalf of an child still in the womb? I.e can I do a donation to a charity in my name, my wife's and my soon to be +1? If so, in what name would that mitzva be done in as +1 ...
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Why is it called Ayin Hara?

Why is it called Ayin Hara (singular) shouldn't it be Anayim Raos (Plural)?
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Is hamsa allowed?

Does the Halacha allow the use of a hamsa as a good luck charm, considering that it originated as a Muslim symbol?
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Is there a source for not buying things for a baby before it is born?

Is there any source for the custom to not buy things for a baby before it is born? I have heard that the reason is due to averting ayin hara, but I would like to know if there is any recorded source ...