This method of Jewish divination is traced back to the priestly garments.
Throughout history, Jews have been suspicious of manticism and clairvoyance, while still practicing many diviner's arts.
"Whatever is effective as a remedy is not witchcraft (Shabbat 67a)"--is that really the case?
Magic & the Supernatural
Throughout much of Jewish history, witchcraft has been viewed as a vice that virtually every woman will indulge in.
Some traditional Jewish sources indicate belief in the efficacy of spells.