Between Worlds: Dybbuks, Exorcists, and Early Modern Judaism
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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1 The Emergence of Dybbuk Possession
2 The Dead and the Possessed
3 The Task of the Exorcist
4 Dybbuk Possession and Womens Religiosity
5 Skeptics and Storytellers