Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion

Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion

Publication Date: June 13, 1970

Publisher: Atheneum Books

Pages: 356

Format: Paperback

Author: Joshua Trachtenberg

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Jewish Magic and Superstition is a exploration of religious forms that have all but disappeared yet persist in the imagination. The volume begins with legends of Jewish sorcery and proceeds to discuss beliefs about the evil eye, spirits of the dead, powers of good, the famous legend of the golem, procedures for casting spells, the use of gems and amulets, how to battle spirits, the ritual of circumcision, herbal folk remedies, fortune telling, astrology, and the interpretation of dreams.

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