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What is the source and meaning of the evil eye symbol? For those who believe and for those who just want to know.

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What is the source and meaning of the evil eye symbol? For those who believe and for those who just want to know.

What is the source and meaning of the evil eye symbol? For those who believe and for those who just want to know.

The Evil Eye (Ayin ha-Ra in Hebrew) is alleged to be able to harm or cast a curse on a person. It is discussed in the Talmud and Kabbalah. The Evil Eye is traditionally believed to be the reason for sickness, tragedy, and pain in the world.

Nothing is saved from the evil influences of the eye.

The most frequent cause of harm from the Evil Eye is considered to be jealousy. Rabbis warned people against unnecessary flaunting of wealth and admiration to avoid resentment from others.

Many superstitions evolved to ward off the Evil Eye or prevent it from harming them. However, many of these superstitions were variations of non-Jewish customs.

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