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Is there a source for not counting your money?

On the verse (Ex. 30:12) כִּ֣י תִשָּׂ֞א אֶת־רֹ֥אשׁ בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֘ל לִפְקֻדֵיהֶם֒ וְנָ֨תְנ֜וּ אִ֣ישׁ כֹּ֧פֶר נַפְשׁ֛וֹ לַיהוָ֖ה בִּפְקֹ֣ד אֹתָ֑ם וְלֹא־יִהְיֶ֥ה בָהֶ֛ם נֶ֖גֶף בִּפְקֹ֥ד אֹתָֽם׃ ...
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Is there a source for not counting your money?

The Gemoro Bovo Metzia 42a has a passage that is reminiscent of your question. R. Isaac also said: A blessing is found only in what is hidden from the eye,5 for it is written, "The Lord shall ...
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Father and son - Hagbah and Gelilah, Pesicha for two Torahs

Shaalos U'Teshuvos Avnei Chaifetz 16:3 says that so long as they are not called up by name there is no issue of Ayin Hara and it is permitted. Shaalos U'Teshuvos Mishne Halachos 3:20 says it is not ...
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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?

Berachos 55b: האי מאן דעייל למתא ודחיל מעינא בישא לנקוט זקפא דידא דימיניה בידא דשמאליה וזקפא דידא דשמאליה בידא דימיניה ולימא הכי אנא פלוני בר פלוני מזרעא דיוסף קאתינא דלא שלטא ביה עינא בישא [...] ...
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Is there a source to this being an "ayin hara", or something like that?

Perhaps the source is Kesubos 68a: ת"ר המסמא את עינו והמצבה את בטנו והמקפח את שוקו אינו נפטר מן העולם עד שיבא לידי כך המקבל צדקה ואין צריך לכך סופו אינו נפטר מן העולם עד שיבא לידי כך The Gemara ...
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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)

Firstly, if one is extremely wealthy and has more than enough money, he is allowed to give more than 20 percent. Secondly, the issue of ayin hora is not entirely clear that it is halacha based. The ...
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Aiyn Hara vs. Eiyn Hara

Seems it is not a סמיכות : it is not 'eyn hara = Evil's eye, but 'ayin hara = the bad eye. Because in aramaic, עין הרע is translated עינא בישא and not עינא דבישא .
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What do the sources say about when women can reveal they're pregnant

The last Lubavitcher rebbe quoted in many personal correspondences, in the name of his father in-law, that a woman should not reveal her pregnancy until the fifth month, except to her doctors, and it ...
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Limitations on two brothers or father and son one after the other, other than torah service?

The sefer Nisuin KeHilchesa pg. 299 quotes in the name of Rav Elyashiv that two brothers, or a father and son, may recite sheva brachos in sequence, and one need not worry for ayin hara. So at the ...
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What are the sources for עין הרע?

As an intro, a little story from Rabbi Nachman's Tales #9, the Sophisticate and the Simpleton: When he (the Simpleton) would finish a shoe — and the shoe probably had three corners [i.e., it was not ...
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Should we seek the "Good Eye"?

Mishlei 22:9 suggests טוֹב עַיִן הוּא יְבֹרָךְ That you are blessed through your own Good Eye. See also, brought in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch וראוי לכבד בברכת המזון למי שהוא טוב עין שונא בצע וגומל ...
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Hiding pregnancy during the first 3 months

As a partial answer, concerning the lying part, it may be adduced that it is permitted to lie from Rema (resp. §2) who permitted a woman to have contact with her husband despite her telling inquirers, ...
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Ayin Hara - The evil eye - Hocus Pocus

If the procedure was done and the evil eye was "done away with" we can't scientifically prove to attribute it to the procedure, however, we do know that such similar procedures were performed and many ...
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Ayin Hara indifference

With regard to the ayin hara of two brothers or a father and son getting aliyos one after the other, the Aruch Hashulchan (O.C. 141:8) states: ומאן דלא קפיד יכול לעשות כמו שירצה One who is not ...
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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 Talmud does say you must not give more than 20 percent so you don't become a charity case yourself. But I can think of two other reasons. First, enjoy your money. The Talmud also says that on ...
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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)

There is a well know story about a Gvir, a wealthy religious man who came to Rav Aron Yehuda Leib Steinman Zt"l (who was very concerned for Ayin Hara). He asked whether his new fancy car in his ...
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