What is the relationship between prescribed Jewish rituals for healing and protection and magic? Can we make a meaningful distinction between the two? How have Jewish communities over time responded to the need for healing and protection from danger?
What do Jewish sources have to say about astrology? Is it considered idolatry? Do these sources suggest that astrology is effective or not? As Jews, how do we situate ourselves in relationship to practices of astrology and looking for meaning in the natural world?