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    HaLeiVi
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    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?

    #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’)

    #850464

    skiaddict
    Member

    haha who knows that one that if you sit at the corner of a table you dont get married for seven years!

    #850465

    sushee
    Member

    I thought if you break a mirror you’ll have 7 years of bad luck.

    #850466

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    I didn’t make up the kugel one, but I know someone who did. He was afraid for what skiaddict mentioned.

    #850467

    and what about the end of a banana?

    #850468

    soliek
    Member

    i routinely cross black cats, i’ve walked under ladders, i’ve broken mirrors, and i was born on friday the thirteenth. dont mess.

    #850469

    skiaddict
    Member

    “for what skiaddict mentioned.” Ha now THAT is being superstitious!

    #850470

    Nechomah
    Participant

    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.

    #850471

    sushee
    Member

    Nechoma, do you posses any superstitions that smoking kills?

    #850472

    ED IT OR
    Participant

    is there any connection between superstitiousness and kosher leshiksa?

    oh and I think it is superstitious for me not to have a……

    #850473

    oomis
    Participant

    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…

    #850474

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Good point about going under the ladder, especially if the guy is on his way down, where he won’t get Galus.

    #850475

    ED IT OR
    Participant

    oh and forgetting to turn the tap off is also serious bad luck

    #850476

    not going under a ladder is christian superstition

    #850477

    soliek
    Member

    “oh and forgetting to turn the tap off is also serious bad luck”

    it may cause a huge water bill

    #850478

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Do you eat the end of a kugel?

    How about the end of a bagel?

    kosher leshiksa

    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 ?? ?????? .

    #850479

    squeak
    Participant

    I used to be superstitious until I heard that being superstitious causes early death.

    #850480

    Russian superstition, only applies for girls (Wikipedia).

    not going under a ladder is christian superstition

    #850481

    longarekel
    Member

    To follow superstitions is assur doraisa-Lo Senachashu. Tamim Tihye.

    #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.

    #850483

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Longa, it probably would fall under Darkei Emori. Lo Senachashu is for saying that since a certain random thing happened, something will happen.

    #850484

    Nechomah
    Participant

    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?

    #850485

    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.

    #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.

    #850487

    ED IT OR
    Participant

    according to English law you can name and rename ur house what you want,

    #850488

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    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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