Before deciding to convert to Judaism, I started practicing magick. I have read the law, but I cannot find a total prohibition. I asked a rabbi, but he was vague and didn’t answer my question at all. Could anyone tell me what would be allowed?

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  • There is nothing wrong with performing “magic tricks” or other such slight-of-hand exhibitions (aka Stage magic).
    Ritual\Paranormal magic (aka Magick), defined by Wikipedia as “influencing events and physical phenomena by supernatural, mystical, or paranormal means,” is prohibited by the Bible. (See Exodus 22:17, Leviticus 19:31, Levitucus 20:6, and Deuteronomy 18:9-14)

  • 93,

    Starring, because I am curious. I would assume the non-fulfilling “I want a new job,” kind is not well appreciated, but I care more about the spiritual kind.

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  • The practice of this sort of thing is occultic in nature and it is against Jewish law as well as Christian.
    Exodus 22:18 says: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” Deuteronomy 18: 10-12 says: There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, or that usesth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits[people or demons], or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
    Also: Witch craft and magic and all these other things mentioned are a type of worship, but it is not unto Jehovah, but it is of Satan. The ten commandments are clear on this: Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. If you wish to follow after Judaism, you will have to put away your”magic”. Otherwise leave Judaism be because that is not for you.

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