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Daily Mitzvah, Day 316: Don’t Allow a Sorcerer to Live - Punishment by Flogging

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Daily Mitzvah, Day 316: Don’t Allow a Sorcerer to Live - Punishment by Flogging

Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 316 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
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Witchcraft; Sorcery; Black Magic, Malkot, Sefer HaMitzvot

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Teresa Daly July 14, 2022

I would be interested to know exactly what sorcery was/is? I understand necromancy, but not sorcery. I guess I always thought it was something that could be practiced in secret, so that no witnesses would actually outright know. I thought it was something like 'charm', even to the point of praying to the wrong gods for a selfish motive. And then that selfish motive transpiring, when it inflicted suffering, hurt and pain upon another or others. Reply

Mendel Fogelman for Chabad.org July 21, 2022
in response to Teresa Daly:

You may be interested in reading through the description provided by Maimonides in his Laws of Idol-Worship, Chapter 11. There he gives a layer of detail to the various occult practices recorded in the Torah. Here's a link. Reply

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