Witch of Endor: Parashat Metzora

In Leviticus 20:6 we read about the laws prohibiting sorcery practiced by both men and women. To explore this topic further we turn to the story of the witch of Endor, the Bible’s most famous practitioner of the art of conjuring up the souls of the dead (necromancy).

This week we will explore why magical practices were prohibited while at the same time they seem to be an integral part of the biblical way of life. Read more…

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