Better Living Through Jewish Demonologywith Cantor Jessica Epstein
Better Living Through Jewish Demonology with Cantor Jessica Epstein
Thursday, March 4, March 11, March 25 and April 8, 7:00 PM
For thousands of years, sheydim (demons) have been central to the lives of Jews. Some are harmful, others can be helpful. Knowing how to avoid them, live with them or even expel them, was a matter of great interest to the rabbis. Based on the popular podcast, “Throwing Sheyd” — take a tour of Jewish demonology by exploring Jewish texts that mention sheydim and their influences. We will learn Jewish text and tradition where the likes of Lilith, Ashmodai, and Joe the Demon thwart rabbis, haunt ruins, and hover menacingly over your carelessly open books or uncovered kiddish cups. Hopefully along the way, we can learn teachings that help us fight the darkness today and bring more light to the world.