Ayin Harah- עַיִן הָרַע

Ayin Ha'ra, or the evil eye, is a superstition you will hear about often in Israel. Basically, it's associated with the negative energy of someone who is envious of someone else.

A hand holding a bracelet with Hebrew words inscribed on metal

Given that today is Friday the 13th, we thought to feature the Israeli equivalent: The Ayin Ha'ra or the evil eye. Today is Friday the 13th, a day where people in American culture are superstitious and wary of bad fortune. The same is true for "Ayin Ha'ra."


If you're a superstitious person, this tip is for you! Hamsas or other talismans are said to ward off the evil eye. That's why you will see the hand-shaped symbol everywhere. Most often, it's found as jewelry as a way to constantly protect the person wearing it. Plus, it's stylish!


As they say in Israel, "Bli Ayin Ha'ra" (may you be) without the evil eye.


Have a great weekend!

 

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