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THE JEWISH VIEW ON MAGIC AND SORCERY (2)

August 31st, 2017

Among the many mitzvot in parshat Shoftim is the prohibition against various different types of practical magic and sorcery.

What is the definition of magic and does this prohibition have any practical implications for our lives today? Is one allowed to go to a faith healer or a tarot card reader? Does something have to be empirically proven before a Jew can make use of it?

In the second part of the two-part series on this topic, Rabbi Dunner continues to go through a variety of sources to discover the Torah definition of magic and sorcery and discusses different scenarios to see how this prohibition might affect our day-to-day Jewish life in the 21st century.

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