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Witchcraft (Mitzvot 62, 249, 510-514)

מכשפה לא תחיה:

Does Judaism believe in witches? Do they have real power? If black magic and other forms of magic are real what is the reason why they are prohibited?

How do we feel about external influences on Judaism? The approaches of the Talmud Bavli versus the Talmud Yerushalmi.

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, February 6th, 2019 (1 Adar Aleph 5779)