Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis
Geoffrey Dennis is rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound, TX. He is also lecturer in Kabbalah and rabbinic literature at the University of North Texas.
Articles by Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis
In Jewish thought and texts, curses exemplify the belief that speech can have tremendous power.
Throughout history, Jews have been suspicious of manticism and clairvoyance, while still practicing many diviner's arts.
Jewish Healing and Magic
"Whatever is effective as a remedy is not witchcraft (Shabbat 67a)"--is that really the case?
Witches & Witchcraft
Throughout much of Jewish history, witchcraft has been viewed as a vice that virtually every woman will indulge in.
Jews have developed complex plans for coaxing evil spirits out of those who are possessed.
Incantations, Spells and Adjurations
Some traditional Jewish sources indicate belief in the efficacy of spells.
Judaism and Numbers
The Jewish numerology tradition, known as gematria, values some numbers more than others.