The Segula

The story behind the segula

Lots of people have heard of the famous segula that invoking the name of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness and giving charity to the poor of Israel can save you from a horrible situation or help you find your lost passport or car keys. But most people have lots of questions.

Who was Rabbi Meir Baal Haness? And what’s a segula anyway? When did this segula start? What exactly is this segula for?

I’d like to try it. What do I do?

Before you do anything, remember that it’s not Rabbi Meir Baal Haness you’re praying to. It’s G-d. You’re only invoking the name of Rabbi Meir because of the great zchusim, or merits, associated with him.

If you’ve lost something important, say:

אמר רבי בנימין, הכל בחזקת סומין, עד שהקדוש ברוך הוא מאיר את עיניהם. מן הכא, "ויפקח אלוקים את עיניה ותרא באר מים, ותלך ותמלא את החמת". ן
אלקא דמאיר ענני, אלקא דמאיר ענני, אלקא דמאיר ענני. ן
בזכות הצדקה שאני נודב לכבוד התנא רבי מאיר בעל הנס, זכותו יגן עלינו, אמצא את אבידתי.ן

To translate: Rabbi Binyamin said: All are in the presumed status of blind people, until The Holy One, Blessed Be He, enlightens their eyes.
{Bereishit 21:19}, "And God opened her eyes,
and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink."
{The concept is that the well was always there, but Hagar did not see it. Only after praying did G-d open her eyes and she saw what was already there.}

Then donate some charity to the poor of Israel. Use your pushka or ours.


If you’re facing a specific hardship:

Say three times: “Eloka D’Meir Aneini”
Then donate some charity to the poor of Israel. Use your home pushka or ours.


Prayer for Lost or Stolen Items

Prayer for Lost or Stolen Items

Prayer for Lost or Stolen Items

Throughout a person’s lifetime he or she may lose or misplace important items. Some of these may never be recovered, but with others, you may just be lucky enough to stumble onto again – whether by accident or on purpose.

The amount of time and dedication you give towards the recovery of lost or stolen items is equivalent to the value of the object in question. Objects that are prized and of value deserve extra efforts in finding them. Amar Reb Binyamin is a prayer dedicated to finding lost or stolen items. People who have said this prayer and made a donation to Rabbi Meir Baal Haness’ charities have seen great success in recovering lost items.

When reciting the prayer for lost and stolen items, you have to do it with intention. Rabbi Meir Baal Haness dedicated himself to klal work and to charity. Thus, Jews who choose to invoke his name in prayer should also follow his lead and donate to charity.

When to use Tefillah for Lost Objects

When to use Tefillah for Lost Objects

The tefillah of Amar Reb Binyamin was designated by Rabbi Meir Baal Haness to pray for lost objects. As such, the catchphrase “Amar Reb Binyamin '' was established for use by people from all over the world. This is a short yet powerful prayer that has helped thousands of people recover lost items or objects of value.

Once you have recited the prayer for lost objects, you can make a donation to charity in honor of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness. This generous and charitable act will invoke the zechus of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness and may aid you in finding your missing item.

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