A Devotaj Sacred Arts Source Sheet
On Hanukkah, the roots of the season become branches, torches of fire to light our way into the next season, when the light will grow and we will begin the ascent into spring.
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This source sheet is structured a bit differently than some of the others. Below you will find a curated set of links to other websites, with some quotes from a favorite book.
And remember to check out my Hanukkah Haggadah, for a different way to engage with the holiday.
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There are many words for magick-workers in the Torah and Talmud. The most well known seems to be m’kashefa (מכשפה) witch. This source sheet will focus primarily on that term, but a few others are:
- Baalat Ov (בעלת אוב) – Term used for the “witch” of Endor
- Charasha (חרשא) Aramaic for witch
- Char’tom (חַרְטֹם) magician priest
- Chover Chaver (חֹבֵ֖ר חָ֑בֶר) Tier of Knots
- M’onein (מְעוֹנֵ֥ן) Conjurer
- M’agel (מְעַגֵּל ) Circlemaker
When two women, who are sitting at a crossroads, one on this side of the road and the other on the other side, and they are facing each other, they are certainly engaging in witchcraft.Talmud Pesachim 111a.12