Israel – New Exhibition in Jerusalem Highlights Segulas Used Throughout Jewish History

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    A member of the media looks at an amulet during a preview of a new exhibition entitled "Angels and Demons, Jewish Magic through the Ages" at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem May 3, 2010. The exhibition, which opens to the public on Wednesday, examines the origins and development of magical practices in Judaism by focusing on beliefs, customs and the use of magical objects in daily Jewish life. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
    Israel – How do you protect babies against the evil demon Lilith? Why would you bury bowls upside-down at the entrance to your home?

    The magical and mysterious world of Jewish incantations, spells and curses is revealed starting this this week May 5 in Israel at the upcoming exhibition Angels and Demons, Jewish Magic through the Ages.

    This thought-provoking exhibition combines archaeology, folklore and superstition in an all encompassing display of amulets, khamsas, jewelry, manuscripts, books of spells and other mystifying objects.

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    A book containing spells is displayed during a media preview of a new exhibition entitled "Angels and Demons, Jewish Magic through the Ages" at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem May 3, 2010. The exhibition, which opens to the public on Wednesday, examines the origins and development of magical practices in Judaism by focusing on beliefs, customs and the use of magical objects in daily Jewish life. REUTERS/Baz Ratner


    Amulets are displayed during a media preview of a new exhibition entitled "Angels and Demons, Jewish Magic through the Ages" at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem May 3, 2010. The exhibition, which opens to the public on Wednesday, examines the origins and development of magical practices in Judaism by focusing on beliefs, customs and the use of magical objects in daily Jewish life. REUTERS/Baz Ratner


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