Rokhl’s Golden City: Folk religion, tears, and the importance of pockets
Can the great illusionist make suffering, anxiety, and death disappear?
How the great kabbalist Isaac Luria changed the perception of the world without changing the world itself
Harmful magic and practical Kabbalah in World War II, on the 74th anniversary of the death of the ‘ruler of the Germans’
Jay, who died over the weekend, gives a dramatic reading of Silverstein’s ode to him, ‘The Game in the Windowless Room’
A new exhibit celebrates two of the art of illusion’s greatest practitioners
Examining the life and feats of the Jewish escapologist, whose Bible is on display in Hungary
Israeli mentalist Uri Geller’s mind-over-matter philosophy of life
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
When is a trick more than a trick? When Ophir Samson uses it to teach confidence, leadership, and work-related skills
Books fraught with danger—curses, secrets, marvelous cures, diviners, demons—caused political intrigue and censorship
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
Harry Houdini exhibited two very different public faces—master of escape and anti-mystical firebrand—that were united by his Jewishness
How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish
The long history of Jews and the occult
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