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  • 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...

  • Jewish exorcism record discovered

    By Adam Wills

    December 16, 2009 | 1:54 pm

    David Goyer’s thriller “The Unborn” proved to be a bit of a letdown for moviegoers hoping for a uniquely Jewish horror film, but new dybbuk source material has been uncovered that could make for an interesting period piece.

    A text detailing a Jewish exorcism has been discovered...