Magic & the Supernatural
Making men of clay: Can imitating God extend to the creative realm?
Though the idea of demons raises concerns about divine providence, belief in demons developed among some Jews throughout history.
Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.
There are a number of Jewish practices to ward off the harmful effects of the evil eye.
There was no Jewish prohibition against consulting the stars, but sages questioned if astrology applied to Jews.
Good dreams, bad dreams--what could they all mean?
Ritba's chief fame rests on his commentaries to the Talmud.
Writer expressed the struggles of a modern Jew trying to straddle two worlds.
Prolific author of responsa tackled significant issues in his time.
Early teacher of Jewish law and theology.