Friday, June 09, 2017

Segulah for Protection Against Parking Tickets?

The holy Tzadik  and Baal Mofes Reb Shayale of Kerestir (1851 – Iyar 3, 1925), to which Yidden were drawn with invisible cords of love and hope, where the unsolvable problems were resolved, where the incurably ill found healing, where souls numb with cold felt warmth. Fiery Chassidim found truth, and hungry travelers found nourishment. The Rebbe - who labored in Torah, poured out his heart in prayer, and seemed to exist in a realm of his own between heaven and earth - would stop everything if a Jew needed a cold drink or warm bed, would cease his holy toil to help another. Still today, thousands converge on his burial place each year on his yahrtzeit, and those connecting with his ideals and message feel the force of his merit accompanying them.

His image is used as an amulet or Segulah by many, to help ward away mice and in general to offer protection against misfortune.

In this video, a picture of Reb Shayele Kerestirer is seen placed on a dashboard of two separate vehicles parked in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, NY. Perhaps as a Shemira not to get ticketed for parking near a fire hydrant and for not displaying a proper registration sticker.

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