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Topic Follow-up: Shalom Sabar on “Jewish Magic and Amulets”

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Author: Arie Katz
We hope that you enjoyed part 1 of our 3-part master class with Prof. Shalom Sabar on “Jewish Magic and Amulets” – CSP online program #323, dedicated in honor of Rabbi Ed Feinstein

As a follow up to our session, please see these program notes:
1. Here is the LINK to the recording of session one,” Introduction to Magic and the Place of Magic in the Jewish Tradition and World”.
2. See attached article written by Prof. Sabar, “Jewish Amulets from the Beginning of the Modern Age until the Twentieth Century.”
3. Sir James George Frazer, author of the Golden Bough – LINK
4. Judaism and Magic:
a. Jewish Attitudes Toward Magic – LINK
b. Magic in Rabbinic Judaism – LINK
c. Witches & Witchcraft – LINK
d. Before Harry Potter, Sorcery in The Talmud – LINK
5. Amulets and Talismans in Judaism:
a. The Amulet: A Jewish Charm – LINK
b. Amulets and Talismans – LINK
c. Ancient YHWH Amulet Discovered in Galilee – LINK {read more at this link}
d. Gross Family Amulet Collection – LINK
6. Articles Worth Reading:
a. 4,000-Year-Old ‘Snake Staff’ Discovered in Finland – LINK
b. The Oldest Surviving Texts from the Hebrew Bible – LINK {more at this site}
c. Ancient ‘Magical’ Amulet Discovered With Curious Inscription – LINK
d. The mysterious journey of a suitcase of magical amulets from Moscow to Jerusalem – LINK
7. Books Worth Reading:
a. Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World – LINK
b. Magic in the Roman World: Pagans, Jews and Christians – LINK
c. Rav Hisda’s Daughter, Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery – LINK
d. Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter – LINK
8. Amulet Jewelry for sale today – LINK
9. If you are not on our CSP email list, please consider subscribing at this LINK
10. You can enjoy other CSP recorded sessions at this LINK {please visit our YouTube channel and “subscribe”} and on our http://www.occsp.net website.


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