Jewish Mysticism and Magic: An Anthropological Perspective

1st Edition

Maureen Bloom

Routledge
Published June 23, 2010
Reference - 236 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415593380 - CAT# Y110831
Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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Summary

Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names, and their underlying cultural constructs and the persistence of their symbolic significance.

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