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|Should I Wear a Red String?|
|Written by Michael|
|Tuesday, 26 September 2006|
What is your opinion of purchasing a red wrist string over the Internet for the purpose of warding off the "evil eye?"
We are not geared up to be a policing agency for Internet websites.
It seems to us that such a purchase over the Internet would be worthless. There do exist things called "segulot," which can have very worthwhile effects.
If a holy rabbi, known for his fear of G-d and devotion to Torah, gives a person some specific advice or guidance, like lighting a candle in the memory of some great rabbi, or saying certain prayers, or performing a certain act, these indeed can have a very great influence in a person's life.
Accepting the advice and guidance of a holy rabbi and tzaddik demonstrates a willingness to acknowledge the existence of a spiritual world beyond our rational comprehension. It shows that a person is ready to step beyond the constraints of his ego and open himself to a higher wisdom based on a respect for Torah sages and a reverence for G-d.
But the key factor is that in addition to a person's desire to get closer to G-d, he or she must be certain that the rabbi is a true servant of G-d and known for his selfless devotion to Torah.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 September 2006 )|
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