Professor Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz will explore the relationship between popular practices and customs among Jewish women in London and magic. (2/14)

On February 14th at 6:15PM in Taylor Hall 203, Professor Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz will deliver her lecture “Red Threads, Amulets, and Chewing Buttons: Are Modern Jewish Women Practicing Magic?” as part of the Lawrence and Suzanne Fishman Lecture series. Professor Taylor-Guthartz's recent research on Jewish women in London revealed a wide array of practices and

customs that are still being used to protect babies, remove the evil eye, and keep the angel of death far away. Can these activities be described as magical? She will investigate Jewish and anthropological definitions of magic and see whether they match in order to come to a verdict.

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, February 5, 2019