"Whatever is effective as a remedy is not witchcraft (Shabbat 67a)"--is that really the case?
Magic & the Supernatural
Suspicion of Jewish magic was behind the medieval accusation of child murder.
The rabbis of the Talmud believed that magic was real and legitimate, when performed by sages who used the power of Torah.
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.
Anorexia and bulimia are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women.
Does the Torah require us to avoid unhealthy foods?
Health & Wellness
Dispelling the myths that Jews aren't alcoholics and that AA is only for Christians.
Messages from Jewish tradition to help combat substance abuse and other addictions
We may need to work on our spiritual health in order to ensure our physical health.
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.