Jews are superstitious. What's up with that?
I think that this is a tradition, but I do not know how it came about. Why when we wish to avoid ain horah do we extend the pointer finger and the tall finger when we spit three times and then say poo, poo, poo?
My guess (and it really is a guess) is that the fingers were there to keep anybody else from being able to catch the saliva and put a spell on the spitter.
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