By Dov Schwartz

The e-book describes a desirable come 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 mild on rationalist Jewish suggestion within the center a long time. Having attained its authority commonly from its use in clinical perform, astral magic additionally constructed a theology and supplied a key to biblical interpretation. Judah Halevi, Nahmanides, and others defined the which means and impression of the commandments in keeping with magic-astral versions and strategies, producing a brand new point of view inside medieval Jewish philosophy. The publication is meant for students of philosophy, Jewish proposal, astrology and magic, in addition to for most people with an curiosity in those parts.

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