February 7, 2012 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #601945
C’mon, admit it. I’m sure you have some barely spoken of superstition that you are surprized yourself that you adhere to it. Do you open an umbrella indoors? Do you eat the end of a kugel?February 7, 2012 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #850463
the end of a kugel? which end? that’s a new one. or did you make it up?
A couple came home to find two doves sitting on their dining room table. They went to ask R Chaim Kanievsky what this sign meant
Answer: ???? ?????? ??? ????
(for those browsers that don’t do Hebrew: ‘it’s a sign that the window was open’)February 7, 2012 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #850464skiaddictMember
haha who knows that one that if you sit at the corner of a table you dont get married for seven years!February 7, 2012 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #850465susheeMember
I thought if you break a mirror you’ll have 7 years of bad luck.February 7, 2012 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #850466
I didn’t make up the kugel one, but I know someone who did. He was afraid for what skiaddict mentioned.February 7, 2012 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #850467
and what about the end of a banana?February 7, 2012 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #850468soliekMember
i routinely cross black cats, i’ve walked under ladders, i’ve broken mirrors, and i was born on friday the thirteenth. dont mess.February 7, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #850469skiaddictMember
“for what skiaddict mentioned.” Ha now THAT is being superstitious!February 7, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #850470NechomahParticipant
Actually, I think that walking under ladders isn’t a matter of a superstition. I learned it in a class years ago and was told that it had to do with “going into a makom sakona”. Check out if there is any truth to that.February 7, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #850471susheeMember
Nechoma, do you posses any superstitions that smoking kills?February 7, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #850472
is there any connection between superstitiousness and kosher leshiksa?
oh and I think it is superstitious for me not to have a……February 7, 2012 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #850473oomisParticipant
Do you eat the end of a kugel?”
WHY? That’s the best part. The only bad luck is that there’s no more kugel left…February 8, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am #850474
Good point about going under the ladder, especially if the guy is on his way down, where he won’t get Galus.February 8, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am #850475
oh and forgetting to turn the tap off is also serious bad luckFebruary 8, 2012 6:17 am at 6:17 am #850476
not going under a ladder is christian superstitionFebruary 8, 2012 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #850477soliekMember
“oh and forgetting to turn the tap off is also serious bad luck”
it may cause a huge water billFebruary 8, 2012 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #850478Shticky GuyParticipant
Do you eat the end of a kugel?
How about the end of a bagel?
Did you mean something that is kosher for a non-Jewish female? Or have you FORGOTTEN what you really intended to write?
To be serious for a minute, there are many things instructed by ?’ ????? ????? not to do that “seem” superstitious eg not walking on a place where there was once a fireplace, not blocking off an open space eg window or door, not polishing shoes the day before travelling etc etc. Whatever there is in ?? ?????? there is also in ?? ?????? .February 9, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am #850479squeakParticipant
I used to be superstitious until I heard that being superstitious causes early death.February 9, 2012 1:48 am at 1:48 am #850480I can only tryMember
Russian superstition, only applies for girls (Wikipedia).
not going under a ladder is christian superstitionFebruary 9, 2012 2:11 am at 2:11 am #850481longarekelMember
To follow superstitions is assur doraisa-Lo Senachashu. Tamim Tihye.February 9, 2012 8:08 am at 8:08 am #850482
In England, you’ll often find streets without a number 13, or with someone Jewish living there.
A relative booked to have an operation, with usually a few months waiting time. The following Friday was the 13th of the month and so there was an empty slot – no-one wanted an operation on an unlucky day. It was her lucky day.February 9, 2012 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #850483
Longa, it probably would fall under Darkei Emori. Lo Senachashu is for saying that since a certain random thing happened, something will happen.February 9, 2012 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #850484NechomahParticipant
CAP – please explain – do the #s on the street change depending on who lives there? How did they determine if a Jew is going to live there and for how long?February 9, 2012 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #850485pascha bchochmaMember
No, I’m not superstitious.
I find that atheists tend to be superstitious. I want to study that one day,when I have a bit of extra grant money.February 9, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #850486
Nechomah: streets without a 13 were numbered that way when the street was built. Houses with a 13 are avoided by superstitious people, so Jewish people often take them.February 10, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am #850487
according to English law you can name and rename ur house what you want,February 10, 2012 4:02 am at 4:02 am #850488
Squeak, that reminds me of Niels Bohr. It is said of him that he had a rabbit’s foot hanging on the door to his lab. When asked how he, a scientist, can believe in that he replied, “I heard that it helps whether you believe in it or not.”
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