JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Fwd: Superstitions #unitedkingdom


Nachum Tuchman
 

Hi,

I'd like to comment on the facing the door. This is not merely a
superstition, rather it is based on a custom. When a person dies, he
is placed on the floor with his feet facing the door, until the body
is removed. Therefore, it is customary not to face the door, feet
first.

The big one in our family, >from Poland and Belarus, was not stepping
over a person, especially a child. This would cause him/her to stop
growing.

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel


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