The Red Bracelet of Kabbalah: lucky charm of Judaism

From the mysteries of Judaism to those of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, today you will learn more about a bracelet which, despite appearances, is much more than a simple piece of string.

Used since ancient times to protect against the evil eye and a whole host of other curses, the accessory we're talking about is associated with things like willpower, divine energy, and even blood.

In short, without further ado, let's take a look at the secrets hidden behind this astonishing piece of string.

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How to wear and use your red bracelet?

But actually, why the color red?

The red bracelet in Judaism

And in Kabbalah then?

The red bracelet in Buddhism

The red bracelet in Hinduism

Ball of red thread used to make lucky bracelets.


You will discover it in this article: even if the red bracelet is above all a Jewish lucky charm, it can also be worn by people from other communities.

However, because it is most associated with this school of thought, in this article we will talk about the “ red bracelet of Kabbalah ”.

When we seek to work with the esoteric energies and secrets of our world, Kabbalah quickly emerges as one of the main existing traditions.

Obviously, this Jewish mystical school has developed numerous tools and lucky charms aimed at protecting us, blessing us and helping us on a daily basis.

One of the most famous is the red bracelet that we are going to talk about today.

Cord? Gourmet? Pretty fancy bracelet?

Enemy of negative energies? Demon hunter?

The question arises... and we will answer it together!

Small red thread placed on weaving cords.

How to wear and use your red bracelet?

So that you understand what we are talking about, here is a model of Kabbalistic bracelet that we offer on our site.

Basically, it is used to ward off bad energies. (Some will rather speak of a sort of “absorption”.)

Either way, the point is that this item will protect its wearer... provided it is used correctly!

The power of intention

First of all, and this is undoubtedly the most important thing, this piece of jewelry must be worn with the right intention.

When we feel this red thread on our skin, we can feel connected to others, to those like us who wear the same bracelet or to those who gave it to us.

Because, yes, the red Kabbalah bracelet is one of those things whose effect is multiplied when given as a gift.

When your friend, your brother or your relative looks at the piece of string around his wrist, he will know that someone (you in this case) cares about him and loves him. This simple thought already releases an extraordinarily positive energy.

A bracelet above all personal

Second consideration but not least: the personal message that you must put in your red bracelet.

Some women's bracelets will be made of pearls and diamonds, to express wealth. Others will be made of crystals and natural stones, to speak of a link to nature and the world.

Some men's bracelets will be made of gold and silver, to show their power. Others will be made of stainless steel to express their “raw” side.

Regarding the red thread bracelet, many people choose to use it as a reminder... a reminder to be generous, loving and kind to the world.

In fact, you can decide to associate the message you want with your lucky charms, thus making them personal but above all very powerful.

Yes, the most effective energy rituals are often those that come from you.

Well-defined rules

Another point to raise, more “material” this time: the way of wearing the Kabbalah bracelet.

To put it simply, Jewish mystical tradition teaches us that it should be worn on your left wrist.

Some wise people believe that the left part of the body is a receiver, while the right is a transmitter.

Concretely, wearing your bracelet on your left wrist will allow you to better capture the energies and all the blessings that it will try to bring you.

Close-up of a red kabbalah bracelet wrapped around itself.

But actually, why the color red?

The color red is undoubtedly one of the most powerful that can exist, and it is no coincidence that it is used for the Jewish lucky bracelet we are talking about.

In fact, red has long been linked to the most intense things (energies, ideas, feelings and others) that man has ever encountered.

In short, you will now understand why it is completely normal that so many jewelry, accessories and symbols are in the color red, and especially why it could be good for you to wear them!

Here is a list of the main arguments in favor of this shade:

  • In many cultures (including Jewish), the color red symbolizes protection, luck and happy coincidences. Clearly, we are talking about a real lucky color here!
  • More factually, the color red is the most extreme of the luminous scepter that the human eye can capture. The famous “infrared” also designate colors “redder than red” with properties that are astonishing to say the least…
  • In fact, due to its wavelength being longer than that of other shades, red interacts in a particular way with matter, even going so far as to heat it and modify it when it is intense enough.
  • Without too much surprise, we are also talking about a color associated with fire, the Sun, heat … in short, with everything that burns, consumes and replaces.
  • Red is also the color of blood. It is possible to draw several conclusions from this. Many cultures, for example, make it a symbol of death. The Jews prefer to associate it with life and divine creation.
  • Almost everywhere in the world, red represents vital energy, passion, ardor, creativity and even courage. The reasons for this are many and varied, but it is interesting to note to what extent this is a constant, even among peoples who have not “consulted” on the subject…
  • Those who know how to see auras relate red to power, ambition, success and sensuality.

In short, if the Kabbalah bracelet is red, it’s really no coincidence!

To learn more on the subject, here is another article presenting the powers of red.

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The red bracelet in Judaism

We have already told you: one of the main purposes of the red bracelet we are talking about is to fight the evil eye.

This idea is particularly present in the Jewish religion.

Since the beginnings of humanity, men have been aware of the existence of spells, curses and a whole bunch of things of this ilk that we had to better guard against.

All over the world, wise men and priests have been tasked with developing ways to protect themselves from all of this.

Some developed “spiritual” techniques, such as chants, rituals and prayers.

Others have imagined much more concrete things, like the symbols and lucky charms that we talk about on our site. As such, you should appreciate the different Jewish lucky charms presented in this collection.

In short, the red bracelet of Kabbalah is undoubtedly the most beautiful expression of the Jewish people.

Knowing precisely when it was created, by whom and how is impossible because the use of this magical piece of thread is so old.

However, we have the testimonies of many Jewish mystics who speak to us about it, sometimes indirectly.

In the Midrash Tanhuma (an esoteric text of Kabbalistic tradition) for example, we are told:

He gave her a bracelet and told her that this fetish will be against the evil eye. »

Concretely, we see in this sentence (but there are hundreds of others) that Jewish custom considers the evil eye as a reality, and that it recognizes the effectiveness of certain particular bracelets...

Jewish candlestick lit for a religious ceremony.

And in Kabbalah then?

As we have just said, wearing a red bracelet is a very old idea, probably even predating the creation of Kabbalah which dates from the beginning of the Middle Ages.

However, over time, it was in this mystical school that the use of this lucky charm developed the most.

With the recent renewed interest of the population in esotericism, magic and mysticism, the wearing of the red Kabbalah bracelet has even greatly developed in recent years.

This undoubtedly reflects a fashion effect, yes, but also a growing desire to uncover the secrets of our world.

However, as surprising as it may seem, there is no explicit mention of this little red thread in the Kabbalistic texts.

Whether we are talking about the Yetsirah, the Ha Bahir or the Zohar (the three main sources written for practitioners of Kabbalah), none describes any benefit or virtue that would be associated with wearing a red string.

Thus, the manifest and undeniable interest of this esoteric school for our lucky bracelet is undoubtedly to be found in a more discreet, perhaps even secret oral tradition, to which most of us have no knowledge. unfortunately no access…

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The red bracelet in Buddhism

Yes, if you remember the first sentence of this article, this paragraph (as well as the next one) should not surprise you.

Despite the name we have decided to give it, the Kabbalah bracelet is not specific to Judaism, far from it.

Tibetan Buddhists, for example, also use it as a lucky charm offering luck and protection to its wearer.

Traditionally, these bracelets are made and sold by monks who, throughout their making, recite sacred prayers and mantras in order to bless the bracelets.

Some regions of Asia even believe that this little red bracelet offers the chance to make a wish to the person who receives it.

For many scholars, this would follow from the Buddhist concept of the “power of intention”.

If we associate a will or wish with our bracelet and wear it throughout our day, we will constantly remind ourselves of what we want.

To put it simply, the bracelet becomes a way to put our goals back in mind, which brings them a certain energy which helps them to be achieved.

If you want to dig deeper into the topic, here's a blog post that talks more about the power of intention.

More fun than anything else, this idea nevertheless supports one that we put forward in a previous paragraph: that of the gift.

By offering one of these lucky red bracelets to your loved ones, you are symbolically offering them happiness, luck and the possibility of seeing their wishes come true!

The message sent is therefore very strong.

For all these reasons, it is not uncommon to see Buddhists around the world wearing a red string of this kind around their wrist.

Bronze statue of a Hindu deity of luck.

The red bracelet in Hinduism

When worn by Hindus, the Kabbalah bracelet is then known as a " kalava " (or sometimes "puja" or "kautaka").

In certain regions of India, this accessory is used to mark one's belonging to the Hindu religion and dogmas. Once tied around the wrist, this string allows Indians to show that, for them, Hinduism is a sacred doctrine and that the way of life dictated by this religion is the best.

Christians wear crosses, Jews have yarmulkes, and Hindus have kalavas.

According to certain schools and gurus, the powers of this red thread go well beyond the simple sign of recognition between the faithful: it would in fact be capable of invoking the powers of certain deities.

It is true that many more or less magical Hindu rituals use kalava, or even are based on it.

When practitioners tie the bracelet around their wrist, they are actually connecting with each other. Everyone then takes part in the same process, in the same ceremony which offers them a feeling of unity, almost of harmony.

Truly, the way of wearing and receiving the red bracelet is something very sacred in Hinduism.

The powers and benefits linked to it are therefore particularly powerful.

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Discover the author: Cyril Gendarme

Cyril Gendarme is a writer whose website "The Lucky Door" ("La Porte Du Bonheur" in French, his native language) has become a reference in the field of esotericism. Born in Belgium, Cyril has been attracted to the mysteries of the world since he was a child. When his interest in occultism was awakened, a particular subject caught his attention: lucky charms.

After years of study and in-depth research on esoteric traditions from around the world, Cyril decided to share his knowledge with the public through the internet. In 2019, he launched "The Lucky Door," a website dedicated to exploring lucky charms, magical symbols, and esoteric arts.

The Lucky Door is much more than just a showcase for those curious about magic, divination, or tradition. It is the result of Cyril's passion for researching and understanding the mysteries of the universe. Every piece of information available on the site testifies to his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the most hidden symbols and their unique powers.

In addition to his online work, Cyril regularly organizes workshops and conferences in different countries. His presence on social media is also highly appreciated, where he offers personalized advice and happily answers questions from his community.