This is from the Facebook page of Gornisht KeCharedi Gamur, who got his start leaving entertaining “talkbacks” on articles in the Hebrew press relating to Charedim. Very few people know his identity, but it’s clear he understands the charedi world very well. I wrote to him, and he says he doesn’t know the source of the chart.
The chart lists common segulot—or good-luck charms—such as hanging a photo of a righteous rabbi, hosting an “Amen” party, travelling to Amuka, or dipping in the mikveh for 40 consecutive days. and rates them according to various criteria.
Example: Traveling to Oman (the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav, in the Ukraine)
|Level of Difficulty||Light|
|Embedded Mitzvah||Prayer for Travelers|
|Embedded Sin||Loans with interest|
|Target population||Legume eaters (i.e. because of difficulty of finding kosher food)|
|Time of implementation||When the lights have finished (I think this is because Breslavers are always looking for light)|
|“Genre”||Bizarre, spiritual, social|
|Self service||Only our rabbi|
|Source of custom||Popular|
|Option for expansion||Gan Sofia|
|Alternative||Remain a proud Sephardi|
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