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Eye of Newt

Episode 110: Alice Hoffman’s new prequel to ‘Practical Magic,’ and neo-pagan priest and Harvard Divinity student Charles Griggs

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Museum Dedicated to Harry Houdini Opens in Budapest

Examining the life and feats of the Jewish escapologist, whose Bible is on display in Hungary

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The Spy Who Bent a Million Spoons

Israeli mentalist Uri Geller’s mind-over-matter philosophy of life

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Adrien Brody Is Harry Houdini in New Miniseries

Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel

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How Magic Can Help Underprivileged Israeli Teenagers Get Ahead

When is a trick more than a trick? When Ophir Samson uses it to teach confidence, leadership, and work-related skills

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‘Too Holy To Print’: The Forbidden Books of Jewish Magic

Books fraught with danger—curses, secrets, marvelous cures, diviners, demons—caused political intrigue and censorship

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A New Novel Brings Ghosts, Geeks, and Golems to Sleepover Camp

First-time novelist Ari Goelman faces tough questions from an 11-year-old fantasy fiction aficionado and summer-camp devotee

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Magical Thinking

For a boy with little exposure to religion, the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons led to a spiritual awakening—that the supernatural may not be the same as the divine

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Bound for Glory

Harry Houdini exhibited two very different public faces—master of escape and anti-mystical firebrand—that were united by his Jewishness

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The Ventriloquist

How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish

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Under a Spell

The long history of Jews and the occult

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