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  • ‘The Possession’ possesses the box office

    September 4, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    “The Possession” is off to a devilishly good start at the box office, grossing $21.3 million -- making it the second best opening for a movie on Labor Day weekend after “Halloween” in 2007, which brought in $30.6 million. Based on the dybbuk, a malevolent Jewish spirit, and the...

  • Dybbuks, demons and exorcism in Judaism

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    June 27, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    “Civilized people lose their religion easily, but rarely their superstitions.”
    — Karl Goldmark

    Rabbi Isaac Luria, one of the greatest of Jewish mystics, would walk in the hills of 16th century Safed and point out to his students the souls of the dead, often standing on their...

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