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Magic & the Supernatural
Can we distinguish a mystical idea from a philosophical one--and mystical practice from magic?
Do Jews believe in magic -- and when?
Do Jews believe in demons?
Sages & Scholars
Talmud scholar, Kabbalist and longtime chief rabbi of Egypt.
Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.
Sufi ideas found their way into Jewish mystical literature through Bahya Ibn Pakudah and the Kabbalist Isaac of Acre.
Beliefs & Practices
Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.
A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.
Medieval kabbalah offers various approaches to the Land of Israel.