Save

Magic & Superstition in the Jewish Tradition

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(140 words)

View full image in a new tab

Curator

Marcia Reines Josephy.

Imprint

Chicago, Ill., USA, 1975. Booklet, 88 pp., illustrations: 52 b&w, 20.5 × 25.5 cm. English.

Location

Spertus Museum (20 October 1974–25 January 1975)

Description

Large variety of amulets in different media and for different types of protection. Foreword by David Weinstein. Introduction to amulets and their use by Arthur M. Feldman. Main essay, “Jewish Magic & Superstition”, followed by listing of objects according to category: Archaeological Devices for Protection, Amulets, Amulets cases, Mizrah and Shiviti, Mezuzah, Astrology, Kabbalah, The Evil Eye, Hamsa, Rites of Transition, Health, Kapparot, Lilith & Childbirth Protection, Amulets for Children, and Adornments and Protection. Introductory text to each category. Thorough descriptive entries. 222 items.

main keywords

AMULETSKABBALAHMAGICMIZRACHSHIVITI PLAQUES

minor keywords

Angels/DemonsArchaeological findsHamsasHamsas, lamp hangersJewelryLilithMezuzah casesShiviti plaques, metal

Catalog of Catalogs Online

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 9 9 3
PDF Views & Downloads 0 0 0