Not to Worry: Jewish Wisdom and Folklore

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Abraham, 59, 237–238, 250
faith of, 30–31, 68
as intercessor, 55, 57, 81
and magic, 153, 172, 299 n. 12
and meditation technique, 98, 99
Abraham ibn Ezra, see Ibn Ezra, Abraham
Abuhatzeira, Israel (Baba Sali), 181, 284 n. 83
Abulafia, Abraham, 9, 33, 95, 100, 108
and music, 193, 204, 209
action, 37, 43–44, 73, 246, 250
see also passivity, coping strategies
Adam, 12
creation of, 17
and sin, 8, 47, 244
worries, 6
Adler, Alfred, 10, 44, 50, 120
Afghanistan, 170
see also tales
age, 22–23
aggression, 17
Akedah, 29, 30, 237
Akiva, 30–31, 49, 166, 172
and the “garden,” 85, 87, 90
humor of, 37–38, 214, 217, 231
prayer of, 62, 65, 81
Aknin, Joseph ben Judah, 193
Albo, Joseph, 58
Albotini, Judah, 89, 95, 96, 107
Aleichem, Sholom (Sholom Rabinowitz), 228, 234
Alemanno, Yohanan, 89
Allen, Woody, 22, 229
Almoli, Solomon, 124
Amalek, 219
Amichai, Yehuda, 258
Ammi, 27, 39, 65
amulet, 45, 46, 138, 150, 151
bowls, 140, 165
expert, 164
protective, 113, 140, 147, 153, 155–169, 174, 179
recommended, 152, 164
to secure gain, 157, 181
angel, 16, 59, 147, 149, 160
of death, 199, 303 n. 63
and dreams, 117, 133, 135–136, 294 n. 39
invoking of, 42, 45, 149–150, 171–172
and performance, 238–239, 245
protective, 45, 49, 167
and revelation, 98–99, 101, 109, 110, 150, 289 n. 51
see also dreams, Prince of; Gabriel; Raphael; Razi’el; Samael; song
An-ski, S. (Solomon Zainwil Rapaport), 175
anticipation, 255
see worry, causes of
Antiochus IV, 30
anxiety
and depression, 5, 20, 46
disorder, 7, 23, 175, 241
distinguished from fear, 14

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1- About Worry 3
  • 2- Coping Strategies 25
  • 3- Prayer 53
  • 4- Meditation 85
  • 5- Dreams 113
  • 6- Theurgy and Magic 145
  • 7- A Moving Melody 183
  • 8- Humor 213
  • 9- Worry- For Better or for Worse? 237
  • Glossary 261
  • Notes 267
  • Index 319
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