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The Third Workshop for the Study of Ancient Jewish Magic- 10/05/2018, Tel Aviv (Israel)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 10/05/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Tel Aviv University, Cymbalista Jewish Heritage Center (Tel Aviv, Israel)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Gideon Bohak ; Avigail Manekin-Bamberger ; Yakir Paz 


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9:30-11:00:  Incantation Bowls: Theory and Praxis

Chair: Rivka Elitzur-Leiman (Tel Aviv University)

James Nathan Ford (Bar Ilan University): The Evil Eye in the Magic Bowls

Vera Duerrschnabel (Bern University): How to do Things with Incantations: Performativity and Magic Bowls

Daniel James Waller (University of Groningen): Rhetorical Invention and Dialoging with Demons — Theorising the Writing and Performance of the Aramaic Incantation Bowls

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-13:00: Ancient Verbal Magic and Myth
 Chair: Yuval Harari (Ben Gurion University)

Andrew M. Henry (Boston University): Joining with Angels and Archangels: The Trisagion on Late Antique Amulets

Matthew Morgenstern (Tel Aviv University): Mandaic Myth in Mandaic Magic

Reimund Leicht (Hebrew University): How Words can do Things - Verbal Magic in Ps.-al-Kindi's De Radiis (On Rays)

13:00-14:15: Lunch

14:15-15:45: Newly Discovered Ancient Jewish Magical Texts

Chair: Yakir Paz (Hebrew University)

Shaul Shaked (Hebrew University): An Unusual Aramaic Text of an Unpublished Amulet

Rivka Elitzur-Leiman (Tel Aviv University): Between Magic and Hekhalot Literature: A Case Study from an Unpublished Amulet

Avigail Manekin-Bamberger (Tel Aviv University): A Lost Talmudic Magical Tradition from the Cairo Genizah

15:45-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-17:15: Magic and Alchemy in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period

Chair: Avigail Manekin-Bamberger (Tel Aviv University)

Gal Sofer (Ben Gurion University): How to Gain Prophecy: Magic and Kabbalah in Renaissance Italy

Magdalena Luszczynska (Hebrew University): Images of the Alchemical Eutopia: Two Readings of the Sendivogian Parable"

 17:15-17:45–Short Presentations on Islamic Amulets

Lenny Wolfe (Independent Scholar): Early Islamic Amulets, Continuation of a Tradition

Nitzan Amitai-Preiss (Hebrew University): Islamic Amulets from the Late Ottoman and British Mandate Periods

17:45-18:00 Coffee Break

18:00-19:00: Keynote Lecture
Chair: Gideon Bohak (Tel Aviv University)

Richard Gordon (Erfurt University): Multi-Purpose Praxeis in the Greek Magical Papyri

The workshop is supported by the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology, the Jacob M. Alkow Chair for the History of the Jews in the Ancient World, and the Cymbalista Jewish Heritage Center at the Tel Aviv University, as well as by The Marin Buber Society of Fellows at the Hebrew University

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