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Our Kabbalah Red String is 100% wool and
has received several Kabbalistic blessings including
the Ana B'choach, the Sh'ma, the chanting of the Divine
Name (using Abraham Abulafia's method), a reading of
the passage of the Zohar concerning Metatron, the
and a meditation with the archangels.
PLEASE NOTE: Each packet comes with
2 red strings.
HERE for the Red String Prayer & Instruction sheet.
The Kabbalah Red String: Protection
against the Evil Eye
A person possessed of an evil eye carries with him the eye of the destroying
negative force; hence it is called "destroyer of the world," and
people should be on their guard against them and not come near them so
that they should not be injured by them! [Zohar I, p.68b]
Rachel and The Red String
The Red String has been used as a tool of protection for centuries. The
practice, developed by the sages, involves winding the red string around
the tomb of the great Matriarch, Rachel located in the Land of Israel.
The string is then cut it into pieces and worn on the left wrist. The
left hand is considered by Kabbalah to be the receiving side for the
body and soul. By wearing The Red String on our left wrist, we can
receive a vital connection to the protective energies surrounding the
tomb of Rachel. It also allows us to take Rachel's powerful protective
energy with us and draw from it anytime.
Red String vs The Kippah
Many believe that the Red String is meant solely for protection. Actually
that is a misconception about the Red String. The Red String is a powerful
reminder of who we are and of why we are here in this world. They remind
us that we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves and that we
should love the Creator above all else. They also remind us that we
are on the path of spiritual transformation, especially at times when
the ego flares up and tries to get the best of us. Many Jews and Kabbalists
wear a kippah (head covering) at all times, while others wear it only
during prayer and study. For those that wear a kippah at all times,
it also serves as a reminder for the same purpose as the Red String.