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Judeo-Paganism, Jewitchery (from the terms Jew and witch), or Jewish Neopaganism is a term for a hypothetical combination of Neopaganism and Judaism. The possibility of the concept was discussed in 1994 in series of articles in Green Egg, a US-based Neopagan magazine.

Judeo-Paganism would be expected to merge Judaism, Neopaganism, the Kabbalah and polytheistic Canaanite religion. While there appear to be some online discussion groups and personal websites on the topic, no actual organizations are known.

Nurit Zaidman identifies it as a postmodern form of Jewish feminism.[1]

Purportedly, there exists a Judeo-Pagan group in Israel, known as Am Ha Aretz (עם הארץ, lit. "People of the Land", a rabbinical term for uneducated and religiously unobservant Jews), "Amha" for short. Elie Sheva, according to his own testimony an "elected leader of AMHA" reportedly founded an US branch of the group, known as "Primitive Hebrew Assembly".[2]

See also

Notes

  1. 'Modern Judaism' journal on JSToR
  2. Interview with Elie in Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today, by Ellen Evert Hopman and Lawrence Bond (2001), p. 105.

References

Books

  • The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America by Rosemary Skinner Keller (Editor), Rosemary Radford Ruether (Editor), Marie Cantlon (Editor) - Indiana University Press (April 4, 2006) ISBN 0253346851, ISBN 978-0253346858
  • Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism by Rabbi Gershon Winkler - North Atlantic Books (January 10, 2003) ISBN 1556434448, ISBN 978-1556434440
  • Magickal Judaism: Connecting Pagan & Jewish Practice by Jennifer Hunter - Citadel (July 1, 2006) ISBN 0806525762, ISBN 978-0806525761
  • van der Toorn, Karel (1995). Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible.. New York: E.J. Brill. ISBN 0-80282-491-9. 

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