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Kabbalah Red String Bracelet History

The red string in Kabbalah is one of the most recognizable features of the religious movement. The red string is usually made from wool and worn on the wrist.

About Kabbalah

Kabbalah is a religious and spiritual movement that is closely linked with Judaism. Kabbalah is not a religion, but rather a school of thought. It is a form of mystic Judaism, which is an esoteric discipline and method of interpreting the scriptures. Followers of Kabbalah believe that many of the answers that people are searching for about life can be found in the scriptures.

What is the Meaning of the Red String in Kabbalah?

In Kabbalah, a red string is worn on the left wrist in order to ward off any evil and misfortune that could be caused by an "evil eye." The evil eye is when a person gives another person a look out of envy or dislike for that particular person. In Judaism, the evil eye can bring about injury and misfortune to the receiver of the evil eye. It can affect a person's life in a very negative way, and according to Jewish tradition, it can even prevent a person from reaching their full potential in life. The red string is cut from a larger piece of string, then tied around the wrist. The bracelet is placed on Kabbalah follower's wrists as early as possible, so often parents tie the red string onto their baby's wrist.

The red string is worn as a bracelet on the left wrist, as this is seen as the receiving side for the body and the soul. The significance of the red string is related to Rachel's Tomb. In Judaism, Rachel's Tomb is highly revered. The Tomb is a small religious building located on the outskirts of Bethlehem, which is the burial site of the matriarch Rachel. Rachel is one of the most prominent figures featured in the Old Testament. The red string that is used in Kabbalah is said to be infused by the energy from Rachel's Tomb. Traditionally, a large piece of red string was wrapped around Rachel's Tomb and then cut into smaller pieces. Most of the red string used in Kabbalah comes from Israel.