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Another interesting aspect of the Hamsa is its color. Most Hamsas
have either blue, red, gold or all three colors incorporated into it. These colors
are significant . Blue is traditionally believed to be the color of G-d’s
throne and is part of the commandment to wear fringes (tzitzit) on all four cornered
garments. It is the color of water which is the symbol of life and without which
life is impossible. In the Talmud fish are considered safe from evil because they
are protected by water through which evil cannot penetrate. Blue is the color
of the protective sky above. Blue therefore provides further protection from evil.
Red is the color of blood and as such symbolizes the Giver of Life which negates
Death. The verse in Torah says, The soul is in the Blood. Therefore,
red also represents a form of protection against evil. Gold represents the Divine
Celestial Light of G-d (Daniel 11:21).