"Incantations must not be taught to anyone"
Translation of an excerpt from Abraham Rechtman, Yidishe Etnografye un Folklor, p. 289-298. Rav Yokhanan had the habit of coming to sit...
On this page you can find all the posts that contain examples of tkhines - prayers or supplications often delivered spontaneously, klogenishn - lamentations of mourning women, many of them recorded by ethnographers, and opshprekhenishn - incantations used to ward off an evil eye.
To learn more about tkhines and other forms of spontaneous prayer, check out the work of my friend and ritual-collaborator, Rabbi Noam Lerman at spontaneousprayer.com