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Demons: Friends or Foes?
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Demons: Friends or Foes?

January 17 , 12:00 pm

Engraving by Gustave Dore. From Milton's Paradise Lost by Robert Vaughan, D.D. Chicago and New York 1885

National Library of Israel presents Gal Sofer in a discussion of magical texts in which demons are summoned to assist magicians in their work. From the late medieval period onwards, such texts present the demons as deceptive and malicious creatures, while introducing the magician as a powerful figure who is able to bend them to his will. Sofer is an MD/Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Jewish Thought & Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School at Ben-Gurion University. Register here.