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|+||Hamsas are one of the most popular symbols in Judaism is meant to bring in good luck and ward off evil. It was common to have a hamsa hand amulet in one's home, and still is of those of Middle Eastern and North African decent, where the hamsa originate from. The symbol is depicted as an open right hand, often with an eye in the center of the palm and adorned with fish or other symbols of protection and luck. The hand can either be pointing up or down, fingers spread or close together, many believe even the smallest of details have an impact in the hamsa's protection. In Judaism, many connect the hamsa with the exodus from Egypt, as it says that "God took Israel out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm”. |