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Re: Source for minhag for babies not to look in a mirror
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2016, 05:21:57 AM »
I heard once that the chofetz chaims daughter (zaks?) Was very makpid that noone should sit at the corners of the table. (Iirc you won't find a shidduch)

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Re: Source for minhag for babies not to look in a mirror
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2016, 05:42:22 AM »
I heard once that the chofetz chaims daughter (zaks?) Was very makpid that noone should sit at the corners of the table. (Iirc you won't find a shidduch)
Are you looking for a source for that garbage?

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Re: Source for minhag for babies not to look in a mirror
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2016, 06:10:50 AM »
Are you looking for a source for that garbage?
I posted the source

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Re: Source for minhag for babies not to look in a mirror
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Re: Source for minhag for babies not to look in a mirror
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2016, 06:14:37 AM »
Not that I see.
She probably learnt this minhag at home. No?

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Re: Source for minhag for babies not to look in a mirror
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2016, 06:16:38 AM »
She probably learnt this minhag at home. No?
Even if the verbal chain this was heard from is reliable, it not necessarily means it's from home. Quick googling shows it has its basis as a old Russian superstition

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Re: Source for minhag for babies not to look in a mirror
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2016, 07:56:18 AM »
Even if the verbal chain this was heard from is reliable, it not necessarily means it's from home. Quick googling shows it has its basis as a old Russian superstition
Many of the items in this page have sources in shas, R Yehuda hachosid and poskim
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_traditions_and_superstitions