Monday, December 19, 2005

Not such a super-stition

In recent weeks, hundreds of gullible women have started leaving their underwear at the grave of R. Yonatan ben Uziel at Amuka in the Galilee -- where, according to superstition, those who pray will find their bashert within the year -- because they believe it will help them find their shidduch.
All of which just goes to show once again how quickly it's possible to slip from religion to superstition to sacrilege.
(On the other hand, I suppose that draping underwear across the gravesite may increase their chances of a shidduch by bringing more men to the site -- are these the types of men they are aiming to attract, though?)

(Via OOSJ)

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