Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Disneyland Is Just Like Amuka

A Guest Post By E. Fink

There is a synagogue above the remains of Yonasan Ben Uziel in Amuka. Legend has it that the site is a place with a special spiritual power to help one find their match. (For example: Readers’ Matzav: Segulos for Shidduchim)

Adding to the legend are stories of people who prayed at Amuka for their bashert and some time later found out that the person they married also prayed at Amuka. Some of the stories even go so far as to say that their mate was at Amuka at the very same moment praying for their match as well! I've even heard stories of people seeing their match in the background of a picture they took at Amuka.

(I'm pretty sure that this Segula is considered a bubba mysa and superstition by almost everyone. The earliest source for this belief is 1974. Its popularity is probably because a few people actually did find their soul mates after praying at Amuka and told their stories to others hoping for a lift in their searches as well.)

Well, I fully expect people to begin traveling to Disneyland to try and evoke the spiritual power of Disney. The couple in the video were in the same picture taken at Disneyland when they were kids! Coincidence? Hmmm....

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