Protective Measures. Some Jewish communities, mainly of Sephardi/Oriental origin, as well as Muslim and Christian communities, use various amulets as protective measures against the Evil Eye. The five fingers of the open palm, known as Hamsa (“five” in Arabic), and the turquoise color, are common means believed to ward off the Evil Eye, thus averting injury and bad luck. These amulets were prevalent mainly on doorways of Jewish homes in the Ohel Moshe, Mazkeret Moshe, Mishkenot Yisrael and Nahla’ot neighborhoods, West of the City Center. Some façades of impressive buildings in the Bukharan Quarter have minor irregularities and slight imperfections. These intentional “mistakes” manifest the religious belief that only God’s creation is perfect.