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Gezuntheit: "Good health!" Traditionally said to someone who has just sneezed.
Question: What is the origin of saying "gezuntheit" or "G‑d bless you" after someone sneezes? Answer: Although not technically part of Jewish Law (halachah), saying gezuntheit, tzu gezunt, labreeyut, or G‑d bless you is considered a mannerly custom. It is...
Parshah Curiosities: Vayechi
This profound rumination about the last Patriarch’s unique final hours passes into a fascinating exploration into the custom of well-wishing one who sneezes. You’ll be shocked to discover the Torah-true origins to this seemingly superstitious practice, wh...
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