Many people across the world wear Kabbalah red string around their wrists. According to traditional belief the red string eliminates unwanted energies in a person’s life to make room for positive ones. There are various designs of Kabbalah bracelets in the market but the simple red string is probably the best known of them all. Some of you may wonder why do people wear this simple red string and what does it mean?

Why color red?

Red is associated with the desire to ward off negative energies and not only among Jewish communities. Throughout history people painted their front doors and their animals in red from protection against the evil eye. Ancient warriors used to paint their weapon in red for the same reason. No one knows the exact reason for it. However, evidently, the use of the color red as an evil eye amulet can be found in various communities across the world.

Where does the red sting bracelet come from?

The red string Kabbalah bracelet comes from Rachel’s tomb. Rachel’s tomb is located in Beit Lechem in Israel. So who is Rachel and what is her significance in Jewish tradition?
Rachel is one of the four matriarchs in the Bible (with Rebecca, Leah and Sarah). Rachel was Jacob’s wife, who later was named by God – Israel.

How the red string Kabbalah bracelet should be used?

The red string should be worn on the left wrist . Why left and not right? It is traditionally believed that energy channels from the left side into the body and leaves from the right side .
In the last decade red string Kabbalah bracelet can be seen almost everywhere you go. They are extremely common in Israel . Red strings have been spotted on celebrities that are interested in the world of the Kabbalah such as Madonna.

Red string motif in Kabbalah bracelets.

Today you can find many Kabbalah inspired pieces that combine several evil eye motifs that draw on the red string. These unique pieces often include traditional Jewish and Kabbalah spiritual keys such as the Hamsa hand, the 72 Names of God, the Star of David, and the Seal of Solomon.