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Posted By Michael McBride On May 16, 2012 @ 8:04 am In Folk Beliefs,Protection | Comments Disabled

When ever a Jewish person said something good, they always said “Kennahera”.


It prevented a kind of jinx. It wards off the evil eye.


This is basic preventative magic. It’s like a Jewish version of ‘knocking on wood’. It’s just a way of trying to control the uncontrollable– also, I notice that unlike knock on wood, you say it when something GOOD is brought up. I think this is because, at least form my family, the Jewish culture seems to always expect negative things to happen.

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