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Magic & the Supernatural
Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.
Do Jews believe in demons?
Sages & Scholars
An original Jewish thinker, influential far beyond the golem he created.
By adding new hymns, prayers, and meditations, medieval Jewish mystics reframed Jewish worship in their own esoteric terms.
Origins of Jewish Mysticism. Kabbalah and Mysticism. Jewish Spirituality and the Divine World. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.
Modern Jewish Mysticism. Kabbalah and Mysticism. Jewish Spirituality and the Divine World. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.
Joseph Caro and Moses Cordovero, icons of Safed mysticism, elaborated on the teachings of the Zohar.
The academic study of Jewish mysticism was established by a single, ground-breaking scholar.
A Kabbalistic interpretation of the suffering of the Jews in Egypt and their ultimate redemption.
The Jewish numerology tradition, known as gematria, values some numbers more than others.
The Holy Shelah's great work influenced Hasidism.
Modern Jewish History
This 18th century merchant led a controversial mystical and quasi-Christian movement whose adherents believed orgies were religious acts.