jewish healing

Jewish Healing & Magic

"Whatever is effective as a remedy is not witchcraft (Shabbat 67a)"--is that really the case?

Jewish Magic & the Blood Libels

Suspicion of Jewish magic was behind the medieval accusation of child murder.

Magic in Rabbinic Judaism

The rabbis of the Talmud believed that magic was real and legitimate, when performed by sages who used the power of Torah.

Jewish Magic & Medieval Anti-Semitism

In medieval Europe, Jews suffered on account of popular beliefs about Jewish sorcery--and yet their non-Jewish neighbors also tried to benefit from Jewish magic.

Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Anorexia and bulimia are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women.

Food, Health & Judaism

Does the Torah require us to avoid unhealthy foods?

Jews and Alcoholics Anonymous

Dispelling the myths that Jews aren't alcoholics and that AA is only for Christians.

Treating Addiction With Jewish Values

Messages from Jewish tradition to help combat substance abuse and other addictions

The Spirituality of Food

We may need to work on our spiritual health in order to ensure our physical health.

Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs

As a culture that values sobriety, individual responsibility, and health, Judaism is wary of substances that may cause more damage than the enjoyment they may bring their users.