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SUPERSTITION

IF A PERSON IS DEADLY SICK ONE SHOULD GO TO THE RABBI
AND HAVE HIM GIVE A NEW NAME TO THE ILL PERSON.
THE NEW NAME WILL EXTEND HER LIFE.

Submitter comment: HER MOTHER TAUGHT HER THIS BUT SHE DOES NOT BELIEVE IT.
WHEN HER FATHER WAS DYING HER SISTER SENT A TELEGRAM
TO THEIR OLD RABBI ASKING FOR A NEW NAME. HE GAVE
HER ONE BUT THE FATHER STILL DIED.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
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BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 04-00-1965

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