Ask the Rabbi: Questions and Answers about Astrology etc.
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Astrology etc.

Harry Potter and the Jews - The Harry Potter series is so popular, but it got me wondering: Does it classify as witchcraft? Should children be allowed / encouraged / discouraged in its reading? More
Mazal Tov! - I am not Jewish, but I frequently hear the words "Mazal Tov" at a wedding or on television. What is the origin of this expression? More
Pisces the Fish - A recent Aish.com article mentioned the astrological sign Pisces the fish, saying that: "Pisceans tend to be on the spacey side, slightly out of touch with the physical world." This struck me as somewhat incongruous to... More
Solar Eclipse - We learned in school about the solar eclipse. Can you give me Jewish perspective on solar eclipses? Is there a blessing to say, or another appropriate response? More
Witchcraft & Magic - What does Judaism say about the existence of black magic? Is this a real power or just an illusion? More

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