superstition

Red String Bracelets: What’s the Jewish Significance?

Made famous by Madonna, these good-luck charms are part of a whole genre of folk traditions and superstitions.

What Is A Hamsa?

Although it may derive from Islamic or pagan culture, the hamsa today has become a Jewish and Israeli symbol.

Jewish Magical Practices and Beliefs

Numerous folk customs with magical undertones continue to this day.

Jewish Healing & Magic

"Whatever is effective as a remedy is not witchcraft (Shabbat 67a)"--is that really the case?

Jewish Attitudes Toward Magic

Do Jews believe in magic -- and when?