Friday, March 09, 2007


Surprisingly, several colleges teach courses in Jewish magic and mysticism.

Kenyon College offers Religion 313 - "Mysticism, Magic, and Kabbalah in Judaism"

Ithaca College offers Jewish Studies 340-353 - "Jewish Magic and Ritual Power"

At Dartmouth, Hebrew 61 - "Narratives of the Hasidic Mystics"

Queens College of New York, Center for Jewish Studies, History 2000 - "Jewish Magical Traditions"

Ohio State University faculty member Michael Swartz has two publications dealing with Jewish magic: "The Dead Sea Scrolls and Leter Jewish Magic and Mysticism" and "Cultic Motifs in the Literature of Jewish Magic"

University of North Texas, Course No. 4960 - "Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism, Myth, and Magic"

Those are just a few examples.

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