Etc. and other things

Jewish FAQ

What's the minchag of cutting nails?
According to Kitzur Shulchan Aruch:
  1. You shouldn't cut fingernails and toenails on the same day.
  2. It's good to cut toenails on Thursday and fingernails on Friday.
  3. It's inadvisable to cut fingernails on Thursday.
  4. You shouldn't cut your nails on Rosh Chodesh, even when it occurs on Friday.
  5. Beginning with the right hand (Rema and Peri Megadim say to start with left), starting from index finger, the order is 2, 4, 1, 3, 5. For the left hand, starting from the ring finger, the order is 4, 2, 5, 3, 1.
  6. Nails should be flushed down the toilet or wrapped up and placed in the garbage. This is done because of the belief that if a pregnant woman steps on them, it will cause a miscarriage. In gemara, it's written that nails lose their power once they're moved from the place where they fell.
What's the minchag of putting on shoes?
You should first put on your right shoe, then your left, then tie the shoe laces on the left shoe and then on the right one.

Kabbalistic order of simanim for Rosh Hashanah taken from Kaf Hachaim:
Silka (beets), Karti (leeks), Temarim (dates), Kra (yellow squash), Rubiya (black-eyed peas, Rimonim (pomegranates), Rosh Keves (head of sheep), Tapuah B'Dvash (apple with honey).