Breathing is Good: Tiferet in Gevurah


2 comments posted
It's oddly comforting to

It's oddly comforting to hear that someone as deeply intellectual as yourself is still not above taking precautions against the Evil Eye. :) Many of us Christian-heritage types still reflexively knock on wood, too, which I think combines northern European tree reverence with the cult of the cross. Superstition or not, I do think we moderns minimize the risk of inviting envy (via conspicuous consumption, for example) at our peril.

Posted by Dave on April 30, 2008 11:52 AM
No harm in covering all your

No harm in covering all your bases! Maybe holding on these traditions is an attempt to be an antidote to the potential toxicity of intellectual endeavors.

Posted by Shai Gluskin on April 30, 2008 12:49 PM