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Posuk for the name Golda

Here is a Posuk that starts with a Gimel and ends with an Aleph איוב פרק-יג-ט"ז גַּם הוּא לִי לִישׁוּעָה כִּי לֹא לְפָנָיו חָנֵף יָבוֹא Here is a nifty website where you can look up Pesukim that ...
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What is the source for saying Parshas Hamon is a Segullah for Parnassah?

According to R. Amnon Bazak, there is no source, and it in fact goes against tradition. Although the custom to recite "Parshat ha-Man" appears in the first siman of Shulchan Aruch, there it is a ...
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Dipping fingers in Havdalah Wine

An early source for this is the Pirkei D'Rabbi Eliezer (ch. 20) which states that it is a mitsvah to add some water to the havdala cup and drink it to show love for the mitsvot, and to put some of the ...
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Source for saying Parshas Hamon?

The oldest source I found was the Sefer haManhig (Shabbat 44) by R' Avraham ben Nathan: בסוף יומא ירושלמי – כל האומר פרשת המן בכל יום, מובטח לו, שאין מזונותיו נחסרין.‏ At the end of Yerushalmi Yoma [...
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Burying sheimos is a segula for a pandemic?

See Source for eulogizing for sheimos? for the 4 sources he brought for this. He finished the hesped with the following quote from the Sefer Mat'amim, p. 190 (couldn’t find the sefer on the Otzar ...
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Eating the foreskin at a brit milah

This custom is is at least ~600 years old, as it is mentioned in a responsum by R. Solomon ben Simon Duran. Shu"t HaRashbash siman 518 מכל מקום יצא לנו לפי זה איסור למה שנהגו לבלוע ערלת הזכרים ...
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Zohar and the Yetzer Hara

This is basically stated by the Pele Yoets (entry: Zohar) who writes: למוד ספר הזוהר נשגב מאד לטהר ולקדש הנפש ואפילו אי לא ידע מאי קאמר...ראוי לכל אדם ליקח לו ספר הזוה"ק ולא יעבור מלקרוא הפרשה מדי ...
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Nishmas Kol Chai for 40 Days

I haven't found the source for why specifically 40 days, but in this essay, Rabbi Stel explains the origins of the segulah of saying Nishmat for any sort of trouble that befalls a person. It's long ...
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Maftir Yonah riches?

The minhag definitely seems to have some roots in the Lubavitcher chassidus. HoRav Gavriel Zinner shlita in his Nitei Gavriel on Yom Kippur 62:16 writes as follows: העולה לתורה שלישי מפטיר בספר יונה ...
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The Forty Challah Bakers

In short: There is no source. Rav Shlomo Aviner: ש: יש סגולה ש-40 נשים יפרישו חלה כולן יחד ביום שישי, וזה יביא ישועה למציאת זיווג, רפואה או זרע של קיימא. האם בשעת צורך אפשר שחלקים יפרישו ביום ...
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Saying a pasuk to scare dogs

Yes. this is something that is said in the gemara in order to protect one from dogs. As an example Rav David Silverberg The Gemara in Masekhet Berakhot (56b) comments that if a person dreams ...
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Posuk for the name Golda

Following correct Yiddish orthography, 'Golda', in Hebrew letters, should be spelled with an 'א' at the end. This doesn't leave too many options for verses beginning & ending with those letters. ...
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Good and Bad Omen - on something that can be calculated in advance

It doesn't make sense to say that something predictable and cyclical is a bad omen. It's like saying the seasons, which occur every year, are a bad omen. The case of eclipses are just further apart. ...
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What's the Segulah that one says to repel flies, bees, etc.?

Rav Shraga Kallus (16:00) said in passing that in order to keep bees away, he has a mesorah from the heim to say, "bee bee gei avek ich bin a kin frum avraham avinu."
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Scientifically testing segulos

This really depends on what your definition of "scientifically tested" is. In general, scientific testing means that a given procedure is recorded with purported results and that the process ...
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Fasting for Medical Recovery

Your first question is: How does fasting alone merit a recovery? The Gemara in Berachos 17a writes: when the Temple is standing, one sins and offers a sacrifice. But, when the Temple is not ...
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The power of saying tehillim

The Baal Shem Tov stated that if Psalm 119 is said every day, a person will be able to enter into a meditative state when talking to another and receive deep perceptions about that person. ("Rabbi ...
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How/Why do amulets work?

I think you are undervaluing the impact that the wearer's mind has on the effect of the amulet. For the sake of the argument let's just say that the amulet is a placebo. Most people erroneously think ...
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Does the Havtacha in the Igeres Haramban apply to everyone?

I had the same doubt a few weeks back and asked Rabbi Shimcha Bart at Chabad.org, His answer was that there is a machloket here. Some great Talmidei chachamim would say this applies to only his son ...
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Is there a source for this Segulah to help somebody become pregnant?

I found a close iteration of this segula here "Segulos for Zera Kayama – Better Than a Segulah" https://www.betterthanasegulah.org/free-services/segulos/segulos-for-zera-kayama/ Number 23: ...
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Using oil for shabbos lights as a segulah

The Kaf HaChayim (264:38) mentions that using oil for your Shabbos candles, assures that you will have children learned (well) in Torah. Why? The Kaf HaChayim says that oil is compared to Torah and ...
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Rabbi Grossman's tzedakkah segula for soldiers

Partial answer... Possibly see the Kaf HaChaim on SA OC 110:27: ישתדל ההולך שיעשהו שליח מצוה או יקח בעצמו איזה מטבע ויעשה בו
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The ancient segulah of a "Black Wedding" to combat a plague

So I found the source in the Ohel Elimelech over here on p.66 (second column no. 153) - The only thing that is mentioned as far as the mechanics behind the segulah, and even then I don't think that it ...
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Are there any segulos or tefillos that one can say before a big test?

Remember that you have to do your worldly effort, and that God is in control. Sorry, no magical potions or trinkets here. I would think Psalm 90 is a fitting one to say; it reminds us of how small we ...
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Rain in Iyar - Miracle Cure?

Possible answer: The Sefer Ta’amei HaMinhagim asks why is Iyar a time of healing? He sources the Bnei Yissaschar who teaches that most weakness and illness come from foods which do not comport with a ...
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Segulos pertaining to individual Gemara Mesechtos

I think this is the best segulah a person can have. I have copied the link here: https://www.hidabroot.com/article/193322/My-Name-is-Chagigah Brief description that man learned the tractate of ...
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Segula of Tefilin

Menachot 44a ואמר ר"ל כל המניח תפילין מאריך ימים שנאמר (ישעיהו לח, טז) ה' עליהם יחיו ולכל בהן חיי רוחי ותחלימני והחייני: And Reish Lakish says: Anyone who dons phylacteries lives a long life, ...
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What is the correct attitude towards orange soda?

I would say, we should learn from our Sages in the times of the destruction of the second Temple by the Romans. I can't judge what catastrophe was more devastating, but still, both were very painful ...
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Knife on top of door lintel- segulah

This superstition seems to not be specifically Jewish. See The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland here, which states: A knife stuck into a mast or a door lintel is good luck. ...
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Saying a pasuk to scare dogs

The Dubno Maggid is quoted as including the following in one of his derashos: “A yeshiva rebbe once decided to take his students on a walk through the forest. ‘Now boys,’ he told them, ‘we’re ...
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