Max and Lore Zeller Library Catalog
Trachtenberg, Joshua

Jewish magic and superstition : a study in folk religion - New York Behrman's Jewish Book House c1939 - xii, 356p.; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; glossary; index

Foreword. 1 The legend of Jewish sorcery. 2 The truth behind the legend. 3 The powers of evil. 4 Man and the demons. 5 The spirits of the dead. 6 The powers of good. 7 "In the name of...". 8 The Bible in magic. 9 The magical procedure. 10 Amulets. 11 The war with the spirits. 12 Nature and man. 13 Medicine. 14 Divination. 15 Dreams. 16 Astrology. Appendix 1 - The formation of magical names. Appendix 2 - Ms. Sefer Gematriaot on gems

'...alongside this formal development there was a constant elaboration of what we may call "folk religion"--ideas and practices that never met with the whole-hearted approval of the religious leaders, but which enjoyed such wide popularity that they could not be altogether excluded from the field of religion.'

Hardcover


Magic, Jewish
Demonology
Bible
Amulets
Medicine, Jewish
Divination
Dreams
Astrology
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