Truth or Superstition? #8


1\3rd of Gan Eden

Q: What is the source that if one sets up 3 couples and they get married one goes to Gan Eden?

A: There is no source.  But it is certainly a great Mitzvah and one should exert great effort for it (and Ha-Rav Chaim Kanievski said: I have not heard.  Segulot Raboteinu p. 230).

 

Corner of a Table

Q: Is it true that if one sits on the corner of a table he will not get married?

A: There is no such thing (And so too Ha-Rav Chaim Kanievski.  Segulot Raboteinu p. 223.  Shut Ve-Darashta Ve-Chakarta Vol. 5 Even Ha-Ezer #22).

 

Healing

Q: Is healing – treatment for physical and emotional illness by transferring energy – in the spirit of Torah?

A: From a scientific perspective it is nonsense, from the halachic prespective it is therefore superstition (Ner Be-Ishon Laila p. 120).