Michael Cohen’s Red String Bracelet Draws Attention

The Jerusalem Post – by Amy Spiro

Sitting before Congress for hours on Wednesday, Michael Cohen accused US President Donald Trump of lying, cheating, and a range of allegedly criminal behavior.

But some people who watched Trump’s former lawyer testify in Congress had their minds focused elsewhere: on a thin, red string bracelet around his left wrist.  

The sight of the simple string tied around his wrist led to plenty of speculation about its origin and purpose. And most seemed to conclude that the Jewish attorney was wearing the bracelet as a Kabbalah-inspired talisman.

While many Birthright participants return home with a red string they picked up at the Kotel adorning their wrists, the Jewish origin of the bracelet is a little murky. The website MyJewishLearning.com notes that “wearing a red string bracelet to ward off evil is not a practice deeply rooted in Jewish text and tradition, but it seems to have struck a chord in contemporary spiritual circles and is apparently meaningful to many people.”

Madonna first donned a red string bracelet when she began practicing Kabbalah years ago, and many other Hollywood celebrities have since been spotted wearing them.

The Kabbalah Centre sells a “red string package” for $26, claiming that “Kabbalah teaches that we can remove intrusive negative influences by using tools such as the Red String.”

And many people drew a similar connection on Wednesday to Cohen’s red accessory.

Celebrity gossip site The Blast ran a story titled “Michael Cohen Rocks Kabbalah Bracelet During Testimony,” and the Jewish Daily Forward noted the string on its Instagram account.

Dozens of Twitter users also spied the bracelet, with many wondering about its significance and others confidently linking it to Kabbalah.

Of course, it may be too little too late for Cohen, who is slated to enter federal prison in May regardless.


9 thoughts on “Michael Cohen’s Red String Bracelet Draws Attention

  1. Funny how a liar and a cheat is calling another liar and cheat , a liar and a cheat

    Cohen should be a bit more worried about how he is going to appear to those in the prison he will be visiting soon.. they really dont like snitches … ehh you lay with dogs ……..

    1. Cohen has nothing to worry about. He is not going to the same prison you or I would go to. His hard time will be spent playing tennis, while his personal valet caters to his every whim. You see, they have their own prisons and he will have every luxury, including paid prostitutes if he so desires.
      Only when we take our country back, will the corporate elite feel the pain of true justice.

  2. I’ll believe he’s in prison when I see it, and I think HD is right…it’ll be like a nice hotel. Does anyone really think a Kabbalah-practicing Jew is going to hard core prison? When that happens, let me know.

  3. Kabbalahism is far more sinister than the cozy story provided. Madonna is about as wholesome and God fearing as Choen. Akin to saying Disney is wholesome.

  4. “The Kabbalah Centre sells a “red string package” for $26, claiming that “Kabbalah teaches that we can remove intrusive negative influences by using tools such as the Red String.”


    And these Satanic stooges consider themselves to be INTELLIGENT???

    “Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” Titus 1:14 KJ

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