How to Tie a Kabbalah Red String

Updated February 21, 2017

It is believed in kabbalistic tradition that if someone wishes us ill will or gives us the "evil eye" it hinders us from being completely happy in our lives. The kabbalah red string has been used for centuries for protection from this ill will. In recent times, the kabbalah red string has become popular amongst famous people such as Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Paris Hilton and Madonna. There's no need to buy an expensive bracelet. You can have a kabbalah red string for just pennies.

Get someone that you love and trust to tie the string around your left wrist. Have that person start by tying the string closely around your wrist in a simple knot.

Have the person you love and trust repeat by tying the string in a knot six more times, for a total of seven knots.

Promise yourself that you will refrain from any negative thoughts. Also promise yourself that you'll refrain from talking negatively about others. These actions will interfere with the ability to receive protection from the evil eye.

Have the person you love and trust finish up by reciting the Ben Porat Prayer, which will protect you from the evil eye. This is the prayer that should be recited:

ayin alei porat ben Yosef porat ben

yivarech ra mikol oti hagoel hamalach

shmi bahem vyikare han'arim et

vYitzchak Avraham avotai vshem

ha'aretz b'kerev larov v'yidgu .

This prayer will stop others from giving you the evil eye.

Keep your promise to refrain from negative thoughts and talk. This will ensure your protection.


You can skip the prayer if just wearing the string as a fashion statement. If wearing it for religious reasons, you should make a serious effort to keep the promises you make while having the string tied.

Things You'll Need

  • Thin red string (preferably wool)
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Curtis Fease started writing professionally in 2007. He has a dual bachelor's degree in psychology and criminal justice from Augusta State University.