What is the source and purpose of the roite bindelech segula? Where is it brought down in the Seforim that tying a red string around your hand is a segula? And what is the segula that this brings? Does it push off ayin hora?
This has been asked alot. Be’er Moshe 8:36 http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14712&st=&pgnum=420&hilite=
I thought I saw another thread where Sam2 recently said it has a legit basis.
It’s a very old segula.
Sam4: Interesting. He also mentions the stepping over a baby thing that was discussed on here a while back.
Patri: Chas V’shalom. I said that Tosfos calls it an Isur D’Oraisa of Darchei Ha’emori.
Sam2, where is that Tosafos, in the Sugya of Darkei Emori in Shabbos?
It’s interesting that he made no discussion of it. It was enough that that’s what was done.
I think the Roite Bindel has been attached my many Rabbonim.
Those who do wear the Bindel. Why? Is it a shmira against something?
Against ayin hora.
Halevi: I think sam2 meant Tosefta 7:1 or 2.
I’ll have to check that when I get around to it. All I remember now is that a lightning rod is not Darkei Emori.
Sam4: I meant that too, but I thought it’s brought in a Tosfos somewhere. I’ve been searching all day but can’t find it though, so maybe you’re right.