- Jewish Stars are a symbol of protection, as is the red string on the bracelet.
- They are not only worn for religious purposes, as many people associate with a star.
- Sterling silver charm cable bracelet
- A description card is included with the purchase that tells about the legend of the protective red string bendel bracelet.
- Bracelet Length: 7"
- Charm Size: 1/2"
I was given a very simple bendel over a year ago when I was diagnosed a third time with cancer and was preparing for my first of two 96 hours of continuous chemo therapies. Besides my wedding rings it was the only piece of jewelry I wore through my many hospital stays. At some point a few months ago I noticed the red thread was disappearing and my friend, the woman who gave it to me, told me that that was an indication that I was getting better. Fact or fiction I'm not sure but decided I would take no chances and ordered the one with the Star of David as although my name does not reflect it, I am Jewish. I have subsequently learned that my PET scan is clear and that, for the present at least, my cancer is in remission and today marks my first re-birthday (my stem cell transplant was on October 15, 2015). So...I was very anxious to receive my new bendel.
Red string bendel bracelets are worn for protection.
When the red string does come out, legend has it that you were protected from something harmful.