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A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil-literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew's demonization as

Trachtenberg, Joshua,

Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion

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Jewish Magic and Superstition

Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in Jewish Magic and Superstition is a comprehensive review of Jewish magic from the 10th to the 15th century. Many well-known Jewish traditions are explained in the book, as well as things like Golems, Succubi, the Lillim, other magical creatures, talismans, amulets, charms, and other curious magical objects. There are also chapters dealing with dream interpretation, medical beliefs, necromancy, and other forms of divination. I run this site entirely on my own, and spend a lot of time and money doing so.

In the background of what has become known as ceremonial magic is medieval Jewish magic. In turn this was based on the Kabbalah, the Jewish traditions known as Haggadah, and other esoteric beliefs. This is a comprehensive review of Jewish magic from the 10th to the 15th century, including a rich lode of folklore. Many well-known Jewish traditions are explained, such as why a glass is broken at a wedding, and how the expression mazel tov is related to a belief in Astrology. Trachtenberg deals extensively with Golems, Succubi, the Lillim, from Lilith--Adam's first wife , and other magical creatures, some well known such as werewolves, and others not so well, such as estrie , mare and broxa. There are detailed descriptions of talismans, amulets, charms, and other curious magical objects. There are chapters dealing with dream interpretation, medical beliefs, necromancy, and other forms of divination.

Magic and Superstition: Then and Now

He spoke to him but he did not answer. The word Abracadabra may derive from an Aramaic phrase meaning "I create as I speak. Rabbah said: I was born under Mars. Abaye retorted: You too inflict punishment and kill.

Jeremy Rosen is a graduate of Cambridge University in philosophy and studied at and received semikha from Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem.