The National Library of Israel
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Jewish Magic

Dr. Yoel Finkelman

The deliberate manipulation of supernatural forces for human ends has a long and surprisingly robust place in the history of Jewish ideas and practice. Jews throughout history cast spells, wrote amulets and crafted magical objects in order to heal the sick, battle natural disasters and save themselves from dark cosmic forces. Is such activity permitted? Is there a difference between good and bad magic? Has modern science and technology really put an end to Jewish magic, or is magical thinking still alive and well even among “rational” people?

In Partnership with Jewish Book Week in London. In Association with Lockdown University.

Mon
28.2.2022
28
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20:00
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Jewish Book Week

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Jewish Book Week

Jewish Magic

Dr. Yoel Finkelman

The deliberate manipulation of supernatural forces for human ends has a long and surprisingly robust place in the history of Jewish ideas and practice. Jews throughout history cast spells, wrote amulets and crafted magical objects in order to heal the sick, battle natural disasters and save themselves from dark cosmic forces. Is such activity permitted? Is there a difference between good and bad magic? Has modern science and technology really put an end to Jewish magic, or is magical thinking still alive and well even among “rational” people?

In Partnership with Jewish Book Week in London. In Association with Lockdown University.

Mon
28.2.2022
20:00
Online Event
Zoom
Free of charge
Free

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