May God save us from superstitions that get people’s hopes up

O God.  This closed group just showed up on my Facebook: “40 DAYS “PEREK SHIRA” TO FIND YOUR BASHERT II!!!” (Yeah, “II,” because apparently there was a “40 DAYS “PEREK SHIRA” TO FIND YOUR BASHERT I!!!“) It’s got 2,308 members, including 4 of my friends – one of whom has a Ph.D.!

(If you have no idea what they’re talking about in the first paragraph, read on.)

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

SHALOM Y’ALL!!! BH given the overwhelming response to the 40-Day “PEREK SHIRA” cycles we’ve been running, we found it useful to create a group specifically dedicated to collecting names for the upcoming cycle of 40 DAYS “PEREK SHIRA” TO HELP FIND ONE’S BASHERT!!!

As each 40 day cycle runs exclusive of previous ones, we invite you to submit your FULL HEBREW NAME AND THAT OF YOUR MOTHER, as well as those of friends in need of finding their “BASHERT” (predestined life-mate).

As each cycle is independent of others, names must be added to the list each time. Also, those wishing to volunteer to recite will need to let us know each time.

The names are collected and a database of names is finalised before volunteers begin reciting PEREK SHIRA for 40 consecutive days with the list of names in mind.

LET ME CLARIFY: THIS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE JEWISH INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE YET TO FIND THEIR BASHERT (spouse-to-be).

ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FULL HEBREW NAME AND THAT OF YOUR MOTHER

eg. Yitzchak ben Sarah or Leah bat Rivkah.

Our Sages OBM have emphasized the IMPORTANCE of this SONG, which was composed by King David + King Solomon.

RECITING PEREK SHIRA FOR 40 DAYS CONSECUTIVELY has tremendous influence in the higher realms, and is said to be a tremendous SEGULA, particularly for those in need of finding their bashert.

ALSO, if you are interested in VOLUNTEERING to do the 40-Day Cycle yourself, and wish to get a copy of list of names of people to daven for, please indicate so and zap me your email address.

To recite PEREK SHIRA in Hebrew please visit:

http://www.planetnana.co.il/perekshira

To view PEREK SHIRA with English translation please visit:

http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/Perek%20Shira%20English.pdf

PLEASE RESUBMIT YOUR NAME EVEN IF YOU HAVE PROVIDED IT TO ME IN THE PAST. WE START EACH CYCLE AFRESH.

PLEASE NOTE: ANY NAMES SUBMITTED PAST THE NEXT CYCLE CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE ADDED TO THE SUBSEQUENT CYCLE.

THANK YOU & BRACHA v’HATZLACHA !!!

I guess we can file this under the No Hope for the Human Race category.

I just feel bad for the people who really believe this stuff and get their hopes up.  Nebach.

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4 thoughts on “May God save us from superstitions that get people’s hopes up

  1. Arthur Greebler

    Your beshert is someone who is your soul mate. Wouldn’t placing your name on a list in a lottery kind of be counter-productive? It’s fate….or it ain’t.

    Reply
    1. Freethinking Jew Post author

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Arthur. I think they would tell you it’s not a lottery; the merit of reciting Perek Shira will cause the people on the list to find their bashert.

      Reply

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