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By Dov Schwartz

The publication describes a desirable stumble upon among astrology and magic, exposing how airtight magic seeped into Jewish literature and Jewish philosophy. Following astral magic in its convoluted path, this unique paintings sheds new gentle on rationalist Jewish inspiration within the heart a long time. Having attained its authority ordinarily from its use in scientific perform, astral magic additionally constructed a theology and supplied a key to biblical interpretation. Judah Halevi, Nahmanides, and others defined the that means and impression of the commandments in line with magic-astral versions and methods, producing a brand new standpoint inside medieval Jewish philosophy. The publication is meant for students of philosophy, Jewish inspiration, astrology and magic, in addition to for most of the people with an curiosity in those parts.

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