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Between Worlds–Now in Paperback

Between Worlds: Dybbuks, Exorcists, and Early Modern Judaism
J. H. Chajes
288 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2003 | ISBN 978-0-8122-3724-5 | $59.95 | £39.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2170-1 | $24.95 | £16.50
A volume in the Jewish Culture and Contexts series

Between Worlds"An exciting, persuasive, and well-written study and another key addition to a subject central to early modern religions."–Jewish Quarterly Review

Adopting a comparative historical approach, J. H. Chajes uncovers a strain of Jewish belief to which scant attention has been paid. Between Worlds provides fascinating descriptions of cases of possession as well as analysis of the magical techniques deployed by rabbinic exorcists to expel the ghostly intruders.

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