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

Urim and Tummim

This method of Jewish divination is traced back to the priestly garments.

Jewish Curses

In Jewish thought and texts, curses exemplify the belief that speech can have tremendous power.

Divination

Throughout history, Jews have been suspicious of manticism and clairvoyance, while still practicing many diviner's arts.

Jewish Healing & 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.

Jewish Exorcism

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.