The Kabbalah is a set of Jewish teachings to explain the relationship between the Creator and the created. Many people consider that understanding the Kabbalah is a necessary part of studying the Torah. Some Jews have accepted the Kabbalah as being true teachings of Judaism, while others reject the teachings as being heretical.
The teachings of the Kabbalah come from being handed down orally from one generation to the next. People are always trying to discover the mysteries hidden in Jewish scripture.
Kabbalah is a popular theme for jewelry. Many charms are made with the Kabbalah theme. There is a large variety in what is available, the jewelry can be made with gold, silver, pewter or other precious metals. Kabbalah jewelry often contains precious or semi-precious stones of various sizes. People believe wearing Kabbalah jewelry can bring the wearer good health, happiness and prosperity. It’s not just Jews who wear Kabbalah jewelry, but many non-Jews will wear it too.
Some people believe that by wearing Kabbalah jewelry they link themselves in some way to the angels.
Red String Jewelry
Wearing jewelry with a red string comes from the red string that was wound round Rachel’s tomb. It is believed to ward off bad luck as it has mystical powers. The red string is usually made from wool thread. Some people who visit Rachel’s tomb wear them as souvenirs and don’t believe it has any protective power.
The read string jewelry can be just the string, but more commonly it has a small charm attached. Sometimes the charm is a palm or Hamsa with an eye in the center, known as the evil eye and said to ward off evil. The five fingers symbolize the five books of the Torah. Sometimes the charm is the Star of David.
The Merkaba is the chariot of God that is found in the book of Ezekiel. It has four wheels, facing north, south, east and west, it is driven by four living creatures each of which has four wings and four faces. The faces are of a man, lion, ox and eagle. The Merkaba pendant is worn for protection and healing. It assists the wearer in spiritual growth and connection to God. Having a Merkaba pendant round your neck means you can feel unconditional love and healing for the wearer and others. It gives the wearer the possibility of creating the harmonious reality that is desired.