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Rav Tzvi Mayer Zilberberg: No Worries, Your Brand New Lexus Will Not Bring You an Ayin Hara!
Rav Tzvi Mayer often tells a story about a wealthy man who came to his Rov in America and told him that he wanted to buy a fancy car, which he thinks was a Lexus. The fellow told the Rov that his hesitation is because he is afraid people will get jealous and will give him an Ayin Hara. The Rov then asked him, “Do you know the entire Shas or did you at least learn the entire Shas?” “No” replied the man. “Do you know the entire Shas or did you at least learn the entire Shas?” “Do you know an entire Seder in Shas or did you at least learn an entire Seder?” Again the reply was “No”. “How about a few masechtos, or even one masechta?” “No, no, no” was all the man could say. “If so” said the Rov, “You have nothing to fear. Who is jealous of you, which fool in the entire world would be jealous of you?” (Kol MeiHeichal – Chag HaShavuos 5766)
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