Chances are you've seen it worn by the famous, the infamous, and the
not-so-famous. What is "it"? A piece of red string or thread wrapped around the
wrist. What is so special about the red string?
Those who wear the red string may have several answers, "It comes from the Tomb of the
Jewish Matriarch, Rachel." They may add, "It's an amulet for spiritual and
physical blessing." They may even proclaim, "It protects me against an Aiyin
Hara, "the evil eye of jealousy." The truth is, it may be all that and much more. But
to really understand the power of the red thread, you first must understand the
greatness of Rachel Emeinu (Our Mother).
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